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Game Preview: Islanders at Sharks

The Islanders wrap up their California swing at the Shark Tank.

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 2:00 AM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Game Preview: Islanders at Sharks

New York Islanders
8-18-5 (21 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)
3-12-0 road
San Jose Sharks
19-6-5 (43 points - 2nd in Pacific Division, 3rd in Western Conference)
10-1-2 home
10:30 p.m.
SAP Center
San Jose, CA
 
 
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, Color: Greg Picker
2011-12 season series (0-1-0)

The New York Islanders lost the only game of the 2011-12 season series to the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in overtime at Nassau Coliseum. John Tavares and Michael Grabner scored power-play goals for the Islanders just eight minutes apart during the second period. Sharks forward Logan Couture tied the game pushing it into overtime where Brent Burns scored the game winner, on the power play, 1:07 into the extra frame.

LAST GAME: 
Oct. 29, 2011: SJS 3, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Sharks player to watch
Joe Thornton - Center

Joe Thornton is thriving again and is one of the NHL’s top playmakers. “Jumbo” Joe is second in the league with 27 assists and leads the Sharks with 32 points in 30 games. If Thornton keeps up his current scoring pace, he’ll surpass the point-per-game mark for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Sharks captain had an eight-game point streak (3g/7a) end Sunday in Minnesota. 
 
Islanders Storylines
Tavares and Vanek: John Tavares and Thomas Vanek each had a goal and an assist in Monday’s loss to Anaheim. Tavares has 34 points (12g/22a) this season while Vanek has 11 points (5g/6a) in 15 games with the Islanders.
Shark Tank: The Islanders enter another hostile building Tuesday night. The Sharks are 10-1-2 at the tank this season.
Back-to-Back: The Islanders wrap up their eighth back-to-back set of the season Tuesday in San Jose.
•Bouchard Waived: The Islanders placed Pierre-Marc Bouchard on waivers Monday.
The Matchup
Islanders
16.2% (20th)
71.1% (30th)
77
109
0-8-2


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Sharks
17.6 (17th)
82.1% (16th)
101
75
6-0-4
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
29 Brock Nelson – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner
– 29 Brock Nelson –
15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald –
14 Thomas Hickey
3 Travis Hamonic – 44 Calvin de Haan
55 Aaron Ness – 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
45 Anders Nilsson
60 Kevin Poulin
San Jose Sharks previous game lines
Forwards
48 Tomas Hertl – 19 Joe Thorton – 88 Brent Burns
12 Patrick Marleau – 39 Logan Couture – 8 Joe Pavelski
83 Matthew Nieto – 10 Andrew Desjardins – 57 Tommy Wingels
15 James Sheppard – 75 Freddie Hamilton – 81 Tyler Kennedy

Defensemen
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic – 61 Justin Braun
52 Matt Irwin – 22 Dan Boyle
7 Brad Stuart – 5 Jason Demers

Goaltenders
31 Antti Niemi
32 Alex Stalock

Quote of the Day:
Brock Nelson after Monday's loss to Anaheim:
“We continue to work through it.  We needed a couple of bounces, and we didn’t get them.”

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 50 15 27 -9 42
J. Tavares 49 19 22 -3 41
F. Nielsen 52 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 52 20 11 0 31
M. Grabovski 52 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 51 9 15 5 24
A. Lee 52 8 15 1 23
N. Leddy 52 3 20 -8 23
R. Strome 41 6 14 -5 20
C. Clutterbuck 51 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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