|13||NY ISLANDERS||+125||Ov 5.5,-125||+115||Ov 5.5,-115|
|14||WINNIPEG||-145||Un 5.5,+105||-135||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||2-0||4.5||30.0||4.0||35.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||-0.1||2-2||-0.1||3-1||3.5||30.7||3.2||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||14||2||6||6||0||1||123||11.4%||16||3||18.7%||20|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||9||2||3||4||0||1||60||15.0%||5||1||20.0%||11|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||14||2||6||6||0||1||123||11.4%||16||3||18.7%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||13||4||2||7||0||0||124||10.5%||13||0||0.0%||25|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||8||4||1||3||0||0||70||11.4%||8||0||0.0%||15|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||2||7||0||0||124||10.5%||13||0||0.0%||25|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||1||1||27||23||85.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Road Games)||1||1||27||23||85.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)||1||1||27||23||85.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||3||3||97||88||90.7%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Road Games)||1||1||43||39||90.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||3||3||97||88||90.7%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-1-0||-0.1||1-1||-0.1||1-1||2.5||30.0||3.0||36.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||+0.4||2-2||+0.4||2-2||2.5||31.5||2.5||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||10||4||5||1||0||1||126||7.9%||17||4||23.5%||18|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2||5||1||3||1||0||1||60||8.3%||8||2||25.0%||8|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||10||4||5||1||0||1||126||7.9%||17||4||23.5%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||10||5||1||3||1||1||133||7.5%||9||2||22.2%||14|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||3||1||2||0||0||72||8.3%||3||1||33.3%||9|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||5||1||3||1||1||133||7.5%||9||2||22.2%||14|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||4||4||133||124||93.2%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||2||2||72||66||91.7%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||124||93.2%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY ISLANDERS 3.18, WINNIPEG 3.35|
|1/19/2013||NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/24/2013||at TORONTO||7-4||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/25/2013||at BOSTON||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/29/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|1/31/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/3/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/7/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|1/19/2013||OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/22/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/25/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/29/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/31/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/1/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|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.
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY ISLANDERS-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Islanders-Jets Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
New York (2-2-0) at Winnipeg (2-1-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Solid work on the power play has helped Winnipeg break out of an early scoring slump and win its last two games.
The Jets, however, could have a hard time maintaining that offensive success Sunday night when they host a New York Islanders team that's had one of the NHL's best penalty-killing units through the first week of the season.
Winnipeg (2-1-1) managed two goals and went 1 for 10 on the power play while opening with two straight losses, but scored eight times and went 3 of 7 with the man-advantage in its last two games. Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler each had a goal with an assist as the Jets overcame an early two-goal deficit to win 4-2 over Pittsburgh on Friday.
Wheeler and Kane each have recorded their two goals and two assists over the last two contests. Both of Byfuglien's goals have come on the power play.
Though a second straight strong offensive performance Friday helped the Jets snap a five-game home skid, they won't read too much into things.
"At this point in the season you're just trying to get everybody on the same page, all the teams are doing it," Wheeler said. "There's not over optimism in our room. We're all really level-headed. We just want to keep this thing on the right path."
Wheeler, however, failed to register a point in four meetings with the Islanders in 2011-12. Winnipeg lost the final three after winning the first one 3-0 in New York as Kane had a goal and an assist, his only points in 12 career meetings with the Islanders.
New York (2-2-0) won both visits to Winnipeg last season and killed all six of the Jets' power-play chances during the season series. The Jets franchise is 2 for 19 on the power the Islanders over the last two seasons.
Though New York has yielded 13 goals through the first four contests, opponents have failed to score on 13 power-play opportunities. Only Boston has been better, killing all 17 penalties.
The Islanders, however, are looking to bounce back after Friday's 4-2 road loss to the Bruins. One night after breaking out for a 7-4 win at Toronto, New York could not hold a 2-1 second-period lead but won't use playing back-to-back nights during a condensed season as an excuse.
"I think every team has to go through that," coach Jack Capuano told the Islanders' official website. "It's a mindset. You can say that, but we came ready to play. I thought we did a good job fighting back after falling behind early but it wasn't good enough."
Rick DiPietro made 23 saves in his first game since Dec. 3, 2011, after groin surgery ended his 2011-12 season. He could give way to starter Evgeni Nabokov, who has a 1.58 goals-against average while winning five straight against the Jets' franchise. Nabokov stopped 56 of 57 shots in the two victories at Winnipeg last season.
New York's Michael Grabner has three goals and two assists but was held without a point at Boston. He scored three times against the Jets last season.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 10:15:40 PM EST|