|3||TORONTO||+105||Ov 5.5,-120||+115||Ov 5.5,-110|
|4||NY ISLANDERS||-125||Un 5.5,+100||-135||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-4-0||+6.4||8-4||+6.4||5-5||3.1||24.1||2.2||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-1||2.6||26.8||3.0||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||59||20||20||18||1||2||582||10.1%||86||14||16.3%||100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12||37||12||14||10||1||1||289||12.8%||45||10||22.2%||61|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||4||5||0||1||134||9.7%||15||3||20.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||51||12||17||22||0||2||664||7.7%||71||13||18.3%||89|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||27||5||10||12||0||1||363||7.4%||45||8||17.8%||51|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||4||4||7||0||0||151||9.9%||18||3||16.7%||25|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||10||9||281||261||92.9%||0||6-3||+4.4||6-3-0||+5||5-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||5||5||165||154||93.3%||0||4-1||+4.6||4-1-0||+4||4-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||13||12||375||346||92.3%||1||6-6||+0.3||6-6-0||0||3-7|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||7||7||191||176||92.1%||0||4-3||+1.7||4-3-0||+1||1-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||121||91.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-8-0||-7||2-8||-7||6-4||2.1||30.4||3.7||27.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||2.4||31.4||2.8||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||57||10||25||19||3||2||602||9.5%||81||19||23.5%||94|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||21||5||9||7||0||0||304||6.9%||50||9||18.0%||40|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||4||4||1||0||157||7.6%||18||3||16.7%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||68||16||21||30||1||6||604||11.3%||73||11||15.1%||118|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||37||5||11||21||0||5||271||13.7%||32||6||18.7%||66|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||7||4||0||2||156||9.0%||22||3||13.6%||23|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||3||3||83||71||85.5%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)||3||3||83||71||85.5%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||16||16||488||441||90.4%||0||8-8||+1||8-8-0||+1||9-7|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)||8||8||209||185||88.5%||0||2-6||-4.6||2-6-0||-4||4-4|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||113||89.7%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|KEVIN POULIN (All Games)||1||1||27||24||88.9%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KEVIN POULIN (Home Games)||1||1||27||24||88.9%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)||1||1||27||24||88.9%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.06, NY ISLANDERS 3.16|
|2/2/2013||BOSTON||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/7/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL||6-0||W||0, +150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||OTTAWA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, +140||L||6 ov||P|
|2/21/2013||BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/4/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/7/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|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||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/18/2013||PHILADELPHIA||0-7||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/19/2013||at OTTAWA||1-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at MONTREAL||4-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/23/2013||at BUFFALO||4-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/24/2013||CAROLINA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/26/2013||BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/10/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
|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 (TORONTO-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Islanders Preview* ===============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Toronto (12-8-0) at New York (8-11-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano knows the standings can change in a hurry during the lockout-shortened season, which is why he's focusing on the positives rather than the negatives at this point.
He didn't have much to complain about the last time his club faced the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Islanders look to shake off two losses that began their seven-game homestand on Thursday night versus Toronto, which expects to have James Reimer in net for the first time in more than two weeks.
After dropping nine of its last 13 contests, New York (8-11-1) is outside the Eastern Conference's top eight as the halfway point of the 48-game season nears.
Capuano, though, believes his club has been taking steps in the right direction recently, even during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Boston.
"There's a lot of hockey left to play," Capuano said. "We have to compete like we played (Tuesday) every night. The effort was there.
"There are no easy games. We really have to learn to win close games."
Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves and center Casey Cizikas scored his second goal for the Islanders, who have lost eight of their 10 home games.
"We just have to keep pushing forward," forward Josh Bailey said. "It's pretty easy to get down on yourselves and frustrated, like we are, but we have to find a way to come to the rink (Thursday) and put this loss behind us and look forward to the next game."
John Tavares is tied for second in the league with 13 goals but went scoreless for the first time in three games Tuesday. He had two assists while Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson each scored twice as the Islanders set a season-high for goals scored in a 7-4 win at Toronto on Jan. 24.
Tavares has a goal in each of the last two home meetings with the Maple Leafs, who are coming off a 5-2 loss to Montreal on Wednesday. Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur each had a goal for Toronto (12-9-0).
"We were flat, flat, flat, flat," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It looked like at times that we were playing in our boots and they were playing on skates."
The Leafs are among the league leaders with 59 non-shootout goals, but Carlyle said the offense was stagnant and failed to capitalize on prime chances.
Mikhail Grabovski couldn't convert a penalty shot midway through the second period before Toronto allowed three unanswered goals in the third.
"We just didn't get anything going for ourselves," Carlyle said. "I don't think there's any way to paint it pretty."
Ben Scrivens made 35 saves in his eighth consecutive start, but Reimer is expected to be back in net Thursday for the first time since hurting his knee in a win over Philadelphia on Feb. 11.
Reimer has won his last three starts with a 1.25 goals-against average. He's 3-1-1 with a 2.96 GAA in five career starts versus the Islanders.
It's unclear who will be in net for New York, though Nabokov is just 2-2-0 with a 3.26 GAA in four starts versus the Leafs since joining the Islanders last season.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 6:26:46 AM EST|