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NHL : ATS Matchup
Thursday 4/25/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



NY ISLANDERS (24-16-0-6, 54 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (21-22-0-3, 45 pts.)
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Thursday, 4/25/2013 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
5NY ISLANDERS-105Ov 6,-110+100Ov 6,-110
6PHILADELPHIA-115Un 6,-110-120Un 6,-110
NY ISLANDERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games24-22-0+1.824-22+1.826-
Team Stats (Road Games)14-8-0+7.914-8+7.912-
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.43-2+0.44-13.634.02.825.8
vs. Division7-10-0-2.37-10-2.37-
NY ISLANDERS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)4613737484661214319.6%1513120.5%232
Team Stats (Road Games)22691824225568110.1%631320.6%111
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5189531117010.6%17317.6%31
Team Stats (vs. Division)173771611334857.6%601016.7%64
Stats Against (All Games) 135344253610130010.4%1362719.9%238
Stats Against (Road Games) 62221918336539.5%661319.7%106
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 146422112910.9%16425.0%25
Stats Against (vs. Division) 49121520244969.9%511223.5%87
NY ISLANDERS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)33837185.5%00-3-3.20-3-0-32-1
RICK DIPIETRO (Road Games)22534686.8%00-2-20-2-0-21-1
RICK DIPIETRO (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)33837185.5%00-3-3.20-3-0-32-1
EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)40401117101590.9%223-17+6.223-17-0+621-18
EVGENI NABOKOV (Road Games)202058853791.3%114-6+9.914-6-0+811-9
EVGENI NABOKOV (vs. Division)171748143790.9%17-10-2.37-10-0-27-9
EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)441099789.0%03-1+1.63-1-0+24-0
KEVIN POULIN (All Games)43928188.0%01-2-1.31-2-0-13-0
KEVIN POULIN (Road Games)10111090.9%00-000-0-000-0
KEVIN POULIN (vs. Division)10111090.9%00-000-0-000-0
KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)43928188.0%01-2-1.31-2-0-13-0

PHILADELPHIA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games21-25-0-4.721-25-4.723-212.829.13.028.4
Team Stats (Home Games)14-9-0+3.214-9+3.212-
Last 5 Games4-1-0+3.84-1+3.84-
vs. Division5-12-0-7.25-12-7.29-82.427.63.228.1
PHILADELPHIA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)461294843353613409.6%1713621.1%216
Team Stats (Home Games)2368242318356859.9%762127.6%114
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5216960114614.4%22313.6%29
Team Stats (vs. Division)1741191011124708.7%561628.6%73
Stats Against (All Games) 139463852311130510.7%1762614.8%234
Stats Against (Home Games) 63181825266739.4%911112.1%98
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13355011697.7%17211.8%19
Stats Against (vs. Division) 541615212547711.3%671217.9%90
PHILADELPHIA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)41554989.1%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
BRIAN BOUCHER (Home Games)20171588.2%00-000-0-000-0
BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)106583.3%00-000-0-000-0
BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)41554989.1%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)3939104493889.8%218-21-4.118-21-0-220-18
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)212157152091.1%012-9+0.712-9-0+210-11
ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)151539635389.1%14-11-7.44-11-0-68-7
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)441079689.7%01-3-2.21-3-0-11-3
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)11262180.8%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)11262180.8%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
STEVE MASON (All Games)191651747191.1%27-9-0.57-9-0-111-5
STEVE MASON (Home Games)8721820091.7%05-2+4.45-2-0+46-1
STEVE MASON (vs. Division)8621620193.1%12-4-1.62-4-0-23-3
STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)4413112393.9%13-1+2.43-1-0+23-1
Average power rating of opponents played: NY ISLANDERS 3.07,  PHILADELPHIA 3.09
3/30/2013at PITTSBURGH0-2L0, +190L6 unU
4/1/2013at NEW JERSEY3-1W0, -105W5 ovU
4/2/2013WINNIPEG5-2W0, -125W5.5 unO
4/4/2013at WASHINGTON1-2L0, +130L5.5 evU
4/6/2013TAMPA BAY4-2W0, -125W5.5 evO
4/9/2013PHILADELPHIA4-1W0, -140W5.5 ovU
4/11/2013at BOSTON2-1W0, +130W5 ovU
4/13/2013NY RANGERS0-1L0, -120L5 ovU
4/16/2013FLORIDA5-2W0, -215W5.5 unO
4/18/2013at TORONTO5-3W0, +110W5.5 ovO
4/20/2013at WINNIPEG5-4W0, -110W5.5 unO
4/23/2013at CAROLINA3-4L0, -150L5.5 ovO
4/25/2013at PHILADELPHIA 
4/26/2013at BUFFALO 

3/30/2013BOSTON3-1W0, +130W5.5 unU
3/31/2013WASHINGTON5-4W0, -120W5.5 ovO
4/3/2013MONTREAL5-3W0, +115W5.5 unO
4/4/2013at TORONTO5-3W0, +140W5.5 ovO
4/6/2013at WINNIPEG1-4L0, -105L5.5 ovU
4/9/2013at NY ISLANDERS1-4L0, +120L5.5 ovU
4/11/2013OTTAWA1-3L0, -135L5.5 unU
4/13/2013at BUFFALO0-1L0, -110L5.5 ovU
4/15/2013at MONTREAL7-3W0, +160W5.5 unO
4/16/2013NY RANGERS4-2W0, +130W5.5 unO
4/18/2013NEW JERSEY0-3L0, -135L5 ovU
4/20/2013at CAROLINA5-3W0, -105W5.5 ovO
4/23/2013BOSTON5-2W0, +120W5.5 unO
4/25/2013NY ISLANDERS 
4/27/2013at OTTAWA 

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:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.

COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.

ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.

LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina

PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.

OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY ISLANDERS-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Islanders-Flyers Preview* ==========================


New York (24-16-6) at Philadelphia (21-22-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT

Six years have passed since the New York Islanders last made the playoffs or the Philadelphia Flyers failed to qualify.

Both of those runs are now over.

Two days after their postseason drought officially ended, the Islanders look to maintain their April point streak Thursday night and beat a Flyers team in the midst of a solid stretch that's coming far too late.

A regular season-ending five-game road trip could have left New York fans unable to see their team in person again until the fall, but now they're assured of at least two more games this spring. That's because there will be playoff hockey on Long Island for the first time since 2007 thanks to New York earning a 4-3 shootout loss over Carolina on Tuesday while ninth-place Winnipeg lost in regulation.

"You know we're happy to be there and give ourselves an opportunity to compete in the playoffs," said top scorer John Tavares, in his fourth season with the Islanders. "A lot of us haven't had that experience."

Tavares notched his 27th goal with 1:01 left in regulation to help New York improve to 8-0-3 in April.

That run has moved the Islanders (24-16-6) into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, within reach of Toronto for the No. 5 seed and two points ahead of Ottawa and the Rangers. New York closes the regular season Friday in Buffalo before beginning the playoffs next week.

"Our guys have battled hard and they deserve it," coach Jack Capuano told the team's official website. "Most importantly, our fans deserve it. They're passionate. They've been with us. They haven't seen playoff hockey in a while. I'm proud of what the guys accomplished."

Philadelphia fans are very used to seeing postseason hockey. The only time their team missed the playoffs in the last 19 years came in 2007, but Thursday will be the last Flyers' home game until next season because they were eliminated from contention last Friday.

That bad news came in the middle of a stretch during which Philadelphia (21-22-3) has won four of five, scoring at least four goals in each victory.

"It's not fun where we are at in the standings," said Simon Gagne, a former 40-goal scorer who has five in 36 games this season. "There are a lot of high expectations this year, but I think everything you're doing right, it's to help management to show what kind of team we have next year with those young players."

One of those players is 24-year-old goaltender Steve Mason, who has a 2.08 goals-against average in six games since being acquired from Columbus. He's won his last three starts, including a 39-save performance Tuesday in a 5-2 victory over Boston.

Jakub Voracek leads the team with a career-high 21 goals and has four in the past five games for the Flyers, whose 14-7-2 home record is the best among teams which won't make the postseason.

New York's 14-5-3 road record is one of the league's best, including 8-1-2 in the last 11.

The Islanders won their only trip to Philadelphia, 4-3 in a shootout March 28, and beat the Flyers 4-1 on April 9 in the last matchup.

Tavares scored in each win and totaled a plus-2 rating after having a minus-3 in a 7-0 home loss to the Flyers on Feb. 18 in the teams' first meeting.

Ilya Bryzgalov is 3-0-2 with a 1.55 GAA in his last five starts against the Islanders.

Last Updated: 6/22/2018 2:29:46 AM EST

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