|3||TAMPA BAY||-120||Ov 5.5,-140||-110||Ov 5.5,-130|
|4||NY ISLANDERS||+100||Un 5.5,+120||-110||Un 5.5,+110|
|Last 5 Games||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||1-0||6.0||34.0||3.0||30.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||1||6||2||1||3||0||0||34||17.6%||7||3||42.9%||10|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||1||6||2||1||3||0||0||34||17.6%||7||3||42.9%||10|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||3||1||2||0||0||0||30||10.0%||4||1||25.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||3||1||2||0||0||0||30||10.0%||4||1||25.0%||6|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MATHIEU GARON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||1||1||30||27||90.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||1||1||30||27||90.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||0-1||1.0||19.0||2.0||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||0-1||1.0||19.0||2.0||28.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||19||5.3%||4||1||25.0%||2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||19||5.3%||4||1||25.0%||2|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||19||5.3%||4||1||25.0%||2|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||2||0||1||1||0||0||28||7.1%||2||0||0.0%||4|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||2||0||1||1||0||0||28||7.1%||2||0||0.0%||4|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||2||0||1||1||0||0||28||7.1%||2||0||0.0%||4|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 3.01, NY ISLANDERS 3.93|
|1/19/2013||WASHINGTON||6-3||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/22/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|1/19/2013||NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/24/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|1/25/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|1/27/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/29/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|1/31/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
|NY ISLANDERS: |
LAST SEASON: 34-37-7, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Jack Capuano, 3rd season with Islanders, 60-66-21; 3rd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Lubomir Visnovsky, D Matt Carkner, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Radek Martinek.
LOST: RW P.A. Parenteau, G Al Montoya, C Micheal Haley.
PLAYER TO WATCH: John Tavares. Fresh off his first 30-goal season in the NHL, the 22-year-old center is already establishing himself as a star heading into his fourth year with the Islanders. Tavares has increased his goal and point totals each season, topping out at 31 goals and 81 points in 2011-12 while playing in all 82 games.
OUTLOOK: With veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov behind them, the Islanders could surprise some people in a short season. With young talent up front, led by Tavares, the up-and-coming club could hang around and perhaps sneak into a playoff spot in the sprint to the finish.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Lightning-Islanders Preview* =============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Tampa Bay (1-0-0) at New York (0-1-0), 1:00 p.m. EDT
After a lackluster performance in 2011-12, the Tampa Bay Lightning are seeking to get this season off to a better start.
The Lightning will try to keep their early momentum going Monday by avoiding another road loss to the New York Islanders, who are hoping to have coach Jack Capuano back on the bench.
Tampa Bay finished with 103 points in 2010-11, the second-most in franchise history, and was one win shy of a second trip to the Stanley Cup finals. The Lightning, though, couldn't carry that success into last season, when they started 1-3-2, finished with 84 points and missed the playoffs.
They began their drive to return to the postseason in strong fashion Saturday with a 6-3 win over Washington. Veteran forward Martin St. Louis and defenseman Eric Brewer each had two goals, and Cory Conacher had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut.
"We emphasized that we wanted to start the year quick in a shortened season, and we were able to do that," said Steven Stamkos, who assisted on two third-period goals on the power play.
The Lightning are seeking to open with back-to-back wins while handing the Islanders a second straight loss. New York fell 2-1 to visiting New Jersey on Saturday.
The Islanders gave up the go-ahead goal only 1:05 after Travis Hamonic scored in the third period.
"We got better as the game went on but they took it to us in the first period," forward Matt Martin said. "We expect more from ourselves. ... Life goes on, and we look forward to Monday.
"Monday is a big one for us and one that we need to win."
They'll try for a better performance with Capuano possibly leading the way. The New York coach had to miss Saturday's game because he needed surgery for kidney stones.
It's unclear if Capuano will return Monday, but he expressed confidence in his assistants should he have to sit out again. Assistant coach Doug Weight led the team in the season opener.
"We're very familiar with Tampa Bay from the last couple years and what their tendencies are," Capuano told his team's official website. "(Lightning coach) Guy Boucher does a great job. They're very structured in their system and we have a plan for how to defuse some of their strengths.
"We'll go over those things as a staff. I feel very confident in all our coaching staff that if we need a game plan in place, that they can handle it."
The Islanders could have some extra confidence after winning three straight home meetings with the Lightning and eight of the last 10. New York won 5-1 in each of the two games at Nassau Coliseum in last season's series.
John Tavares totaled three goals and three assists in those two home victories, while Matt Moulson had six points in four overall meetings with Tampa Bay in 2011-12.
Stamkos scored four of his 60 goals last season against the Islanders, with the Lightning beating New York twice in Tampa.
Teammate Vincent Lecavalier is set to become the first player to appear in 1,000 games with the Lightning on Monday.
|Last Updated: 5/3/2016 3:51:10 AM EST|