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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 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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