Islanders Practice Updates - 11/26/13

Updates from Tuesday's Islanders practice at Iceworks

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 2:03 PM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Islanders Practice Updates - 11\/26\/13
Updates from Tuesday\'s Islanders practice at Iceworks
The Islanders were at Iceworks for two hard days of practice ahead of a four-game homestand against Winnipeg, Detroit, Washington and Pittsburgh. Here are some news, pictures and notes from Tuesday's practice.



“The focus today was work,” Matt Carkner said. “We had a good, crisp practice and in between we were skating. Sometimes you just have to work yourself through these things. Today we put a good hard workday in… The guys in here are tired right now, but in the end it’ll pay off for us.”

Penalty Kill: Head coach Jack Capuano focused on the teams’ penalty kill and defensive coverage over the two days. On Tuesday, the Islanders worked exclusively on the PK for 45 minutes before practice and held a PK meeting afterwards.

MacDonald and Hickey Skate: Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Hickey were both skating today at Iceworks. MacDonald left practice Monday after taking a puck up high and Hickey sat out Monday’s skate with a lower-body injury. Capuano did not give an update on their status for Wednesday’s game.

From the Coach: “It’s good to see (MacDonald and Hickey) out there, but we’ll reevaluate them after practice. We’ve had some crazy luck on the back end this year, so we hope they are okay.”


The Islanders work on their shot blocking.


A few Islanders - including Kyle Okposo - worked on
their faceoffs.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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