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Game Preview: Islanders vs. Flyers

The Islanders rematch with the Flyers Monday afternoon at the Coliseum.

Monday, 01.20.2014 / 12:00 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Game Preview: Islanders vs. Flyers
The Islanders rematch with the Flyers Monday afternoon at the Coliseum. (1:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, LI News 103.9 FM)

New York Islanders
19-24-7 (45 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 14th in Eastern Conference)
7-9-7 home
Philadelphia Flyers
25-19-5 (55 points - 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 5th in Eastern Conference)
12-11-4 road
1:00  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
Play-by-play :Chris King
2013-14 season series (0-3-0)

The Islanders lost all three meetings with the Flyers this season, including both games at Wells Fargo Center. In their most recent outing, the Islanders had a 4-3 lead entering the third period, but could not hang on, eventually losing 6-4. John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck, Brock Nelson and Brian Strait scored for the Islanders. The Isles chased Flyers starter Steve Mason, but Ray Emery earned the win in relief.

LAST GAME: 
Jan.18, 2014: PHI 6, NYI 4 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Flyers player to watch
Andrej Meszaros - Defense

Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros is on fire, with nine points (3g/6a) in his last six games. Meszaros has shown some offensive prowess in his career, having surpassed 30 points four times in nine seasons. The Slovakian defenseman was recently named to the Slovakian Olympic squad. Meszaros scored two first-period goals against the Islanders on Saturday, marking his third career two-goal game against the Isles.
Islanders Storylines
Rematch: The Islanders get another crack at the Flyers less than 48 hours after Saturday’s loss.
Series Wrap Up: The Isles and Flyers wrap up their season series this afternoon. The Flyers lead the series three games to none.
Metropolitan Division: The Islanders play the second of four straight games against the Metropolitan division. Six of their next eight games are against Metro division opponents.
Visnovsky Practices: Lubomir Visnovsky practiced with the team for the first time since suffering a concussion on Oct. 19.
Returning Home: After six straight on the road, the Islanders play their next seven games in New York and on Long Island.
The Matchup
Islanders
18.4% (17th)
75.5% (30th)
138
163
7-3-0


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Flyers
18.5 (16th)
84.6% (7th)
134
140
6-3-1
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
12 Josh Bailey – 51 Frans Nielsen – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
40 Michael Grabner 29 Brock Nelson13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 36 Eric Boulton

Defensemen
37 Brian Strait 47 Andrew MacDonald 
46 Matt Donovan – 44 Calvin de Haan
14 Thomas Hickey – 7 Matt Carkner
 
Goaltenders
60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson
Philadelphia Flyers previous game lines
Forwards
12 Michael Raffl
28 Claude Giroux 93 Jakub Voracek
19 Scott Hartnell
10 Brayden Schenn 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read
14 Sean Couturier 40 Vincent Lecavalier
9 Steve Downie
18 Adam Hall – 37 Jay Rosehill

Defensemen
44 Kimmo Timonen
5 Braydon Coburn
32 Mark Streit
8 Nicklas Grossmann
22 Luke Schenn
41 Andrej Meszaros

Goaltenders
35 Steve Mason
29 Ray Emery

Quote of the Day:
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky:
"I feel like a hockey player right now because when I wake up, my legs are sore, not just my head. My body feels like it did before and it's a great feeling. I am happy to skate with the guys."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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