Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars
The Islanders host the Stars for the first time in over two years.
Monday, 01.6.2014 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Cory Wright
|New York Islanders
14-22-7 (35 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)
20-14-7 (47 points - 5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference)
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.
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.
• 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.
|New York Islanders previous game lines
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
47 Andrew MacDonald - 14 Thomas Hickey
44 Calvin de Haan - 3 Travis Hamonic
37 Brian Strait - 7 Matt Carkner
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
|Dallas Stars previous game lines
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
33 Alex Goligoski - 4 Brenden Dillon
24 Jordie Benn - 27 Aaron Rome
36 Cameron Gaunce - 23 Kevin Connauton
32 Kari Lehtonen
30 Dan Ellis
|Whats Happening at the Coliseum:
• Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm