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
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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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