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Morning Skate Updates - Islanders vs. Jets 11/27/13

Updates from the Isles morning skate at Nassau Coliseum

Wednesday, 11.27.2013 / 11:25 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Morning Skate Updates - Islanders vs. Jets 11\/27\/13
Updates from the Isles morning skate at Nassau Coliseum
The Islanders open a four-game homestand tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. The Isles took the 2012-13 season series 2-0-1 and took the only meeting at Nassau Coliseum. Below are some news pictures and quotes from today’s morning skate.

Lineup Notes/Changes: Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin are in for Colin McDonald and Eric Boulton at forward. Aaron Ness draws in for Radek Martinek on defense.

Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Hickey are both in tonight for the Islanders. Hickey sat out Monday's practice and MacDonald left after taking a puck high, but both were on the ice Tuesday and will suit up tonight.

Poulin: Kevin Poulin gets the nod in goal tonight for the Islanders, starting his fourth consecutive game. Poulin has appeared in each of the Islanders last seven games.

Cizzlin': Casey Cizikas has points in five straight games (3g/2a).

From the Coach:
"We've got some guys that are banged up on the back end, but it gives other guys an opportunity. To me, that's what it's about. Those guys have to play within the system, play within their game. It's a great opportunity if you're in their shoes."

Home Comes to Hamonic: Travis Hamonic, a native of St. Malo, MB, gave an extended interview to the Winnipeg media. He talked about his play, the Islanders, living on Long Island and being invited to Team Canada orientation camp. Click here to listen to the full interview

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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