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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars

The Islanders host the Stars for the first time in over two years.

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 12:00 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars
The Islanders host the Stars for the first time in over two years. (7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)

New York Islanders
14-22-7 (35 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)
6-9-7 home
Dallas Stars
20-14-7 (47 points - 5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference)
11-8-2 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
Chris King: Play-by-play
2011-12 season series (1-1-0)

The Islanders and Stars split their season series in 2011-12, with both road teams claiming victories. The Islanders beat the Stars 5-4 on Dec. 3, 2011 in Dallas, but dropped the rematch 3-2 on Dec. 15 at Nassau Coliseum. Calvin de Haan made his NHL debut in the loss, with two hits, two shots and 13:01 TOI.

LAST GAME: 
Dec. 15, 2011: DAL 3, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Stars player to watch
Tyler Seguin - Forward

Tyler Seguin is blossoming into an elite-NHL talent in Dallas. The 21-year-old center is scoring over a point-per-game with 41 points in 39 games this season. Seguin’s 21 goals are five more than he had in 48 games last season and he is 15th in the NHL’s scoring lead. The second-overall pick in 2010 possesses game-breaking potential and has scored four or more points four times this season.
 

Islanders Storylines
First Meeting: The Islanders and Stars hook up for their first meeting in over two years (753 days).
End of Homestand: The Islanders wrap up a three-game stay at Nassau Coliseum on Monday night. After Monday’s game, the Isles head out on a six-game road trip.
Vanek’s Streak: Thomas Vanek is riding an eight-game point streak (5-7-12), which matches the longest streak of his career.
Tavares and MacDonald: John Tavares and Andrew MacDonald are each riding four-game point streaks. Tavares has four goals and three assists while MacDonald has six assists on his current run.
The Matchup
Islanders
17.4% (19th)
73.6% (30th)
112
143
5-3-2


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Stars
12.5 (29th)
81.3% (18th)
120
124
5-3-2
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 15 Cal Clutterbuck 
29 Brock Nelson
- 18 Ryan Strome - 13 Colin McDonald
16 Peter Regin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

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

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Dallas Stars previous game lines
Forwards
14 Jamie Benn - 91 Tyler Seguin - 12 Alex Chiasson
21 Antoine Roussel - 20 Cody Eakin - 16 Ryan Garbutt
72 Erik Cole - 17 Rich Peverley - 43 Valeri Nichushkin
11 Dustin Jeffrey - 38 Vernon Fiddler - 22 Colton Sceviour


Defensemen
33 Alex Goligoski - 4 Brenden Dillon
24 Jordie Benn - 27 Aaron Rome
36 Cameron Gaunce - 23 Kevin Connauton


Goaltenders
32 Kari Lehtonen
30 Dan Ellis
Whats Happening at the Coliseum:

Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Doors Open at 5:45pm
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
Upcoming Coat Drive 1/25

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 DET 10 6 2 2 27 21 14
4 PIT 9 6 2 1 36 22 13
5 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
6 NYI 10 6 4 0 35 36 12
7 NJD 10 5 3 2 30 34 12
8 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
9 TOR 10 5 4 1 29 26 11
10 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
11 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
12 PHI 10 4 4 2 32 36 10
13 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
14 CBJ 10 4 6 0 26 34 8
15 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 10 6 6 3 12
J. Tavares 10 4 8 -4 12
K. Okposo 10 3 8 -3 11
F. Nielsen 10 4 4 3 8
J. Boychuk 10 2 6 4 8
R. Strome 10 0 7 4 7
M. Grabovski 7 3 3 3 6
N. Kulemin 10 1 5 2 6
N. Leddy 10 3 2 4 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 3 1 0 .870 3.46
J. Halak 3 3 0 .889 3.51

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