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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 2/3/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



NEW JERSEY (3-1-0-3, 9 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (4-2-0-1, 9 pts.)
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Sunday, 2/3/2013 3:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
57NEW JERSEY+100Ov 5.5,+120+105Ov 5.5,+120
58NY ISLANDERS-120Un 5.5,-140-125Un 5.5,-140
NEW JERSEY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games3-4-0-1.53-4-1.53-42.426.92.728.0
Team Stats (Road Games)1-3-0-2.11-3-2.12-21.723.73.027.2
Last 5 Games1-4-0-3.51-4-3.53-22.426.83.630.6
vs. Division2-2-0-0.42-2-0.42-22.525.52.727.0
NEW JERSEY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)717394101889.0%31412.9%31
Team Stats (Road Games)4704300957.4%13215.4%14
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512173101349.0%22313.6%23
Team Stats (vs. Division)410262001029.8%1616.2%17
Stats Against (All Games) 19349311969.7%33618.2%30
Stats Against (Road Games) 122262110911.0%15213.3%18
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 183483115311.8%23521.7%28
Stats Against (vs. Division) 111451010810.2%17423.5%20
NEW JERSEY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)6616815189.9%13-3-0.53-3-003-3
MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)33817187.7%01-2-1.11-2-0-12-1
MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)441089789.8%12-2-0.42-2-002-2
MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)4412510987.2%01-3-2.51-3-0-23-1
JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)11282796.4%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
JOHAN HEDBERG (Road Games)11282796.4%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
JOHAN HEDBERG (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)11282796.4%00-1-10-1-0-10-1

NY ISLANDERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games4-3-0+1.84-3+1.85-23.929.63.332.7
Team Stats (Home Games)1-1-0-0.11-1-0.11-12.531.52.527.0
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.93-2+1.94-14.428.83.635.0
vs. Division2-1-0+1.82-1+1.81-23.326.02.332.7
NY ISLANDERS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)727511101120713.0%24937.5%42
Team Stats (Home Games)2503200637.9%11218.2%9
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5225881114415.3%13753.8%33
Team Stats (vs. Division)310252107812.8%10660.0%18
Stats Against (All Games) 2356111022910.0%2514.0%42
Stats Against (Home Games) 501400549.3%500.0%10
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 185571017510.3%2015.0%32
Stats Against (vs. Division) 704300987.1%1000.0%13
NY ISLANDERS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)11272385.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
RICK DIPIETRO (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)11272385.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)6620218390.6%04-2+2.84-2-0+34-2
EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)22544990.7%01-1-0.11-1-001-1
EVGENI NABOKOV (vs. Division)33989192.9%02-1+1.82-1-0+21-2
EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)4414813490.5%03-1+2.93-1-0+33-1
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.28,  NY ISLANDERS 3.23
NEW JERSEY - Schedule
1/19/2013at NY ISLANDERS2-1W0, -115W5 ovU
1/22/2013PHILADELPHIA3-0W0, -110W5.5 unU
1/25/2013WASHINGTON3-2W0, -170W5.5 unU
1/27/2013at MONTREAL3-4L0, -110L5 ovO
1/29/2013at BOSTON1-2L0, +150L5 ovU
1/31/2013NY ISLANDERS4-5L0, -140L5 ovO
2/2/2013at PITTSBURGH1-5L0, +125L5.5 unO
2/3/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
2/5/2013NY RANGERS 
2/7/2013TAMPA BAY 
2/10/2013at PITTSBURGH 

1/19/2013NEW JERSEY1-2L0, -105L5 ovU
1/21/2013TAMPA BAY4-3W0, -115W5.5 ovO
1/24/2013at TORONTO7-4W0, -115W5.5 evO
1/25/2013at BOSTON2-4L0, +160L5.5 unO
1/27/2013at WINNIPEG4-5L0, +115L5.5 ovO
1/29/2013at PITTSBURGH4-1W0, +170W5.5 ovU
1/31/2013at NEW JERSEY5-4W0, +120W5 ovO
2/3/2013NEW JERSEY 
2/7/2013at NY RANGERS 
2/14/2013at NY RANGERS 

LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.

COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).

LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.

OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.


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 (NEW JERSEY-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Devils-Islanders Preview* ==========================


New Jersey (3-0-3) at New York (4-2-1), 3:00 p.m. EDT

The special teams are clicking and the goals keep coming in bunches, but the New York Islanders need to improve when they grab the lead.

The New Jersey Devils need to find any way to win.

These Atlantic Division rivals will meet for the third time this season - and second in four days - as the Islanders try to send the visiting Devils to their first five-game losing streak in two years Sunday.

Back from a 3-1-1 trip that ended with Thursday's 5-4 overtime victory over New Jersey (3-1-3), the Islanders (4-2-1) are looking for more strong special-teams play as they go for a season-best third consecutive victory.

New York is among the NHL leaders on the power play, converting 37.5 percent (9 for 24) after succeeding in six of eight chances over its last three games. The Islanders were 3 for 4 with the extra skater Thursday.

They also killed all five of New Jersey's power plays. New York has failed just once in 25 short-handed situations.

"A big part of what we do has been special teams, on both sides," said Brad Boyes, whose power-play goal past Martin Brodeur on Thursday was the game-winner. "We're getting key plays at key times."

However, the Islanders haven't been at their best when leading. They couldn't hold a two-goal advantage in the third period of last Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss at Winnipeg, and New Jersey tied Thursday's game three times after trailing by a goal.

"We have to learn how to hold on to these leads and play with a lot of composure," Islanders defenseman Andy MacDonald said after Saturday's practice.

While New York got some much-needed practice time to try to address some of its weak spots, the Devils are right back to work following Saturday's 5-1 loss at Pittsburgh.

New Jersey has surrendered 15 goals during its four-game skid after allowing a total of three during a 3-0 start, which included a 2-1 road victory over the Islanders on opening night.

"If you're going to play the way we did (Saturday), you might as well get beat 5- or 6-1 rather than 2-1 and fool yourself. It's a good lesson for us," said coach Peter DeBoer, whose club hasn't lost five in a row since a six-game slide Dec. 17-29, 2010. "We've only lost one game in regulation but we have to get back to work here."

Brodeur has more career wins (50) versus New York than any other team, but after surrendering five goals in back-to back games, Johan Hedberg is expected to make his second start of the year.

Hedberg hasn't faced the Islanders since last season, when he won all three starts against them while recording a 0.67 goals-against average with a shutout. New York, though, is now ranked among the NHL's best with 3.86 goals per game.

Islanders center John Tavares has seven of his team-best 11 points in the last three games, including two goals and an assist Thursday.

Tavares has just one goal in 10 career home games against New Jersey.

Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov ended a personal four-game losing streak to the Devils on Thursday with 28 saves. He is 4-0-1 since losing to them in the season opener as New Jersey's David Clarkson and Travis Zajac scored.

New York has netted seven goals while losing five of six to New Jersey at Nassau Coliseum.

Last Updated: 6/24/2018 11:28:51 AM EST

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