Game Preview: Islanders vs. Flyers

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

Monday, 01.20.2014 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 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 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
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 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
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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