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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

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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