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Game Preview: Islanders vs Ducks

The Islanders close out their season series with the Ducks at Nassau Coliseum.

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Game Preview: Islanders vs Ducks

New York Islanders
10-19-7 (27 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)
5-6-7 home
Anaheim Ducks
27-7-5 (55 points - 1st in Pacific Division, 2nd in Western Conference)
12-7-3 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
Television: MSG PLUS
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
Play-by-play :Chris King
2013-14 season series (0-1-0)

A late second-period breakdown proved costly as the Islanders lost 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Dec. 9 at Honda Center. The score was tied 2-2 with a minute to go in the middle frame, but Cam Fowler and Corey Perry scored 31 seconds apart giving Anaheim a 4-2 lead. Perry finished the game with two goals, while Daniel Winnik (three assists) and Fowler (one goal, two assists) each had three points. John Tavares and Thomas Vanek scored for the Islanders in the loss.

LAST GAME: 
Dec. 9, 2013: ANA 5, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Ducks player to watch
Corey Perry - Right Wing

Corey Perry makes up one half of the Ducks dynamic duo, skating alongside center Ryan Getzlaf. Perry, a former 50-goal scorer, is the Ducks’ top goal-scoring threat and sits third in the league with 22 goals through 37 games this season. Couple the 22 tallies with 15 assists and Perry is in ninth in league scoring, one point behind John Tavares. The 2010-11 Hart Trophy winner plays with an edge, and racked up over 100 PIMs in his last five full seasons, plus 72 in 44 games last season. Perry scored twice in the teams’ previous meeting on Dec. 9. 
 
Islanders Storylines
Point Streak: The Islanders have points in three straight games and are 2-1-2 in their last five games.
• Shorthanded: The Islanders scored two shorthanded goals against the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Grabner: Michael Grabner scored twice against the Rangers Friday and set up a goal for Frans Nielsen Tuesday against Tampa Bay. 
Isles Firsts: Ryan Strome picked up his first career NHL point and Brian Strait scored his first regular-season goal Friday against the Rangers.
Mighty Ducks: The Ducks  are 7-0-1 in December and haven’t lost in regulation since Nov. 26
The Matchup
Islanders
16.1% (19th)
72.2% (30th)
90
124
2-4-4


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Ducks
15.7 (22nd)
80.7% (22nd)
119
93
8-0-2
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
29 Brock Nelson – 18 Ryan Strome
15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 38 Eric Boulton

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald –
14 Thomas Hickey
44 Calvin de Haan  3 Travis Hamonic
7 Matt Carkner
– 37 Brian Strait

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Anaheim Ducks previous game lines
Forwards
17 Dustin Penner – 15 Ryan Getzlaf – 10 Corey Perry
21 Kyle Palmieri – 22 Mathieu Perreault – 8 Teemu Selanne
33 Jakob Silfverberg – 11 Saku Koivu –
7 Andrew Cogliano
18 Tim Jackman –
13 Nick Bonino34 Daniel Winnik

Defensemen

4 Cam Fowler – 6 Ben Lovejoy
23 Francois Beauchemin –
47 Hampus Lindholm
28 Mark Fistric –
55 Bryan Allen

Goaltenders
1 Jonas Hiller
31 Frederik Andersen
What's Happening at the Coliseum:
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Doors Open at 5:45pm
Toy Drive Benefitting John Theissen Foundation
Holiday Ornament Auction
Pre-Order Stadium Series Jersey
Third Jersey Discount – Purchase Adult or Youth Third Jerseys & receive 30% off
50/50 Raffle benefitting the John Theissen Foundation
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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