|3||NEW JERSEY||-130||Ov 5,-140||-110||Ov 5,-140|
|4||NY ISLANDERS||+110||Un 5,+120||-110||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-3-0||+0.4||3-3||+0.4||2-4||2.2||24.2||2.2||25.8|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||3-2||3.4||25.0||2.2||24.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||40||8||16||15||1||2||362||11.0%||58||12||20.7%||70|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||13||1||6||6||0||1||145||9.0%||17||4||23.5%||23|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||3||7||7||0||1||125||13.6%||20||6||30.0%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||27||6||11||10||0||2||221||12.2%||35||6||17.1%||48|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||31||7||7||14||3||2||364||8.5%||64||10||15.6%||50|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||13||2||2||7||2||1||155||8.4%||25||3||12.0%||20|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||3||4||0||1||121||9.1%||19||4||21.1%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||17||5||4||7||1||0||232||7.3%||39||7||17.9%||30|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||11||11||289||262||90.7%||1||7-4||+2||7-4-0||+3||6-5|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||3||3||81||71||87.7%||0||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)||7||7||186||170||91.4%||1||5-2||+2.6||5-2-0||+3||3-4|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||87||90.6%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||3||3||74||72||97.3%||0||2-1||+1.5||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Road Games)||3||3||74||72||97.3%||0||2-1||+1.5||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (vs. Division)||2||2||46||45||97.8%||0||2-0||+2.5||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||3||3||74||72||97.3%||0||2-1||+1.5||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-5-0||-4.6||1-5||-4.6||3-3||2.2||31.7||3.5||25.5|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||3-2||2.6||32.8||4.0||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||40||7||18||13||2||2||393||10.2%||52||13||25.0%||63|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||13||2||6||5||0||0||190||6.8%||33||6||18.2%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||7||3||1||1||164||7.9%||21||4||19.0%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||17||2||9||4||2||1||193||8.8%||30||6||20.0%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||46||12||11||22||1||4||392||11.7%||42||5||11.9%||79|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||21||3||4||14||0||3||153||13.7%||16||2||12.5%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||20||7||5||8||0||3||136||14.7%||14||3||21.4%||32|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||21||5||7||9||0||3||215||9.8%||22||4||18.2%||34|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||2||2||57||48||84.2%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)||2||2||57||48||84.2%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||11||11||331||298||90.0%||0||5-6||-0.3||5-6-0||0||6-5|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)||5||5||120||107||89.2%||0||1-4||-3.5||1-4-0||-3||2-3|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (vs. Division)||7||7||212||194||91.5%||0||3-4||-0.1||3-4-0||0||3-4|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||91||88.3%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.2, NY ISLANDERS 3.48|
|1/22/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||at MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||U|
|1/31/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|2/2/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2013||CAROLINA||2-4||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||O|
|2/15/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-3||W||0, -155||W||5 ov||O|
|2/16/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/21/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|2/23/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|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||4-5||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at PITTSBURGH||4-1||W||0, +170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/31/2013||at NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|2/3/2013||NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/7/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/11/2013||CAROLINA||4-6||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/14/2013||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/19/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/21/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/23/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|NEW JERSEY: |
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.
|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 (NEW JERSEY-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
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*Devils-Islanders Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
New Jersey (9-2-3) at New York (5-7-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The New Jersey Devils have been one of the league's stingiest teams during their fast start, and that's certainly been the case when they've made the short trip east.
Eastern-Conference leading New Jersey looks to take three of four from the Islanders on Saturday night when the Atlantic Division teams meet for the third time in Uniondale.
After giving up a total of five goals during their five-game winning streak, the Devils allowed seven in a three-period stretch spanning a 4-2 loss to Carolina on Sunday and a 3-1 first-period deficit against Philadelphia on Friday.
Still, New Jersey (9-2-3) found a way to pull out its sixth win in seven games, with David Clarkson providing the go-ahead goal in the third period of a 5-3 victory over the Flyers.
Clarkson has been one of the NHL's top scorers with 10 goals in 14 games. He's also scored four goals in his last five games versus the Islanders.
"I don't know what it is, but I just keep going to the goal and eventually I'm going to get a chance to score," said Clarkson. "A lot of it is just being in the right area."
Steve Bernier has just four goals on the season, but three have come in the last two against the Islanders. He had a two-goal effort in a 3-0 win at New York on Feb. 3.
While Ilya Kovalchuk has three goals and nine points in his last five games, he has only one assist in this series.
The Devils will try to build off their season-high goal total against a New York team that ranks near the bottom of the league in goals allowed (3.54 per game).
New Jersey is expected to face Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, who has allowed fewer than three goals in only three of 11 starts. Nabokov has lost eight of 11 career starts against New Jersey with a 3.34 goals-against average.
In addition to tightening their defense, the last-place Islanders (5-7-1) will have to find a way to generate some offense after totaling one goal in their two home losses against the Devils. New York, which has been held to seven goals in losing six of its last seven at home to New Jersey (1-5-1), managed a season-low 19 shots in a 2-1 loss in the season opener Jan. 17, and posted its second-lowest with 22 on Feb. 3.
New York, though, hopes to carry in some momentum following a seven-goal outburst in its last two games.
Brad Boyes, Colin McDonald and John Tavares each scored as the Islanders snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Thursday.
"We found a way to handle adversity," Tavares said. "We really challenged ourselves."
Tavares has been the team's hottest player and carries a four-game goal-scoring streak into this contest. He also had two goals and an assists to lead New York to a 5-4 overtime victory at New Jersey on Jan. 31.
While Martin Brodeur started in the first two games against New York, backup Johan Hedberg earned the shutout in the last meeting.
Hedberg, who is 2-0-1 with a 0.65 GAA in three starts, could get another shot with the Devils playing games on back-to-back nights.
New Jersey has a 10-2-1 record in the last 13 meetings.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 9:09:42 PM EST|