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Practice Updates 1/28/14

Updates from the Islanders practice Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Wednesday, 01.29.2014 / 12:18 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Practice Updates 1\/28\/14
Updates from the Islanders practice Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

The Islanders will play in the franchise’s first-ever outdoor game Wednesday at Yankee Stadium against the New York Rangers. In an effort to get acquainted with the outdoor rink, the Islanders practiced at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon before hosting a skate for their families.

Check newyorkislanders.com and nhl.com for full coverage of the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series and the Isles-Rangers game at Yankee Stadium.

Here are some news, notes and quotes from today’s skate.

Lineup Not Set: Jack Capuano did not reveal his lines for Wednesday’s game against the Rangers. The coach said deciding who will not dress for tomorrow’s game will be the toughest call.

Non-Starter: Head coach Jack Capuano did not name a starting goalie for Wednesday.

Hamonic Placed on IR: Travis Hamonic was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 12. As a result, Hamonic did not skate today at Yankee Stadium and was ruled out for Wednesday’s game.

Donovan Recalled: Matt Donovan was recalled by the Islanders on Tuesday morning.

Poulin Goes Pro: Kevin Poulin sported a go-pro camera on his helmet during Tuesday’s practice. Evgeni Nabokov opted for a toque over his helmet.

Chill in the Air: It was a crisp 19 degrees (10 with wind chill) today at Yankee Stadium, but that didn’t faze the players, who largely grew up and played outdoor hockey in cold climates.

Built for the Cold: Here’s a breakdown of Tuesday’s temperature in the Islanders home towns.

Player(s) City Temperature
Cizikas, Tavares Toronto
9
Boulton Halifax 6
Grabner Villach, Austria
30
Martin Windsor 5
McDonald Wethersfield, CT 19
Nelson Warroad, MN
-7
Nielsen, Regin Herning, DK 32
Okposo St. Paul, MN 0 (-20 wind chill)
Vanek Vienna, Austria
29
Carkner Winchester
10
Hickey Calgary, AB
42
MacDonald
Judique, NS
1

Family Skate: The Islanders brought their families onto the ice for a post-practice skate.



From the Coach:

You get into this building, you're in the Bronx, you're in Yankee Stadium, a great venue, and it's pretty amazing what the NHL has done with these events. I think when we get out there [Wednesday] night it will be all business. But [Tuesday] was a day for our guys to enjoy a good, spirited practice, lot of time with their families. It's not every day you get to do that.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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