|23||NY ISLANDERS||+250||Ov 5.5,-120||+255||Ov 5.5,-120|
|24||SAN JOSE||-300||Un 5.5,+100||-305||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-12-0||-8||3-12||-8||11-3||2.2||29.2||3.9||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5||0-5||-5||2-3||1.4||27.6||3.8||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||77||19||38||17||3||3||943||8.2%||105||17||16.2%||128|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||33||7||16||8||2||2||438||7.5%||47||5||10.6%||50|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||3||2||2||0||0||138||5.1%||15||2||13.3%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||109||24||44||36||5||6||921||11.8%||97||28||28.9%||193|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||59||13||28||18||0||3||453||13.0%||54||17||31.5%||103|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||2||9||6||2||1||145||13.1%||19||6||31.6%||33|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||14||13||407||363||89.2%||0||5-8||-4.3||5-8-0||-4||9-2|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Road Games)||6||6||200||177||88.5%||0||3-3||+1.2||3-3-0||+1||5-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||127||116||91.3%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||84||84.8%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|ANDERS NILSSON (All Games)||5||4||134||117||87.3%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||2-2|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Road Games)||3||2||70||59||84.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|ANDERS NILSSON(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||57||47||82.5%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||105||86.8%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||2-2|
|KEVIN POULIN (All Games)||14||14||376||334||88.8%||2||3-11||-8.6||3-11-0||-8||6-8|
|KEVIN POULIN (Road Games)||7||7||180||158||87.8%||2||0-7||-7.2||0-7-0||-7||4-3|
|KEVIN POULIN(vs. Non-Conference)||5||5||137||125||91.2%||1||1-4||-3.4||1-4-0||-3||0-5|
|KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||98||85||86.7%||1||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-3-0||+2.2||10-3||+2.2||7-4||4.2||39.8||2.4||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||4-1||2.6||36.8||3.6||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||101||40||28||28||5||8||1081||9.3%||125||22||17.6%||177|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13||54||19||17||16||2||5||517||10.4%||62||11||17.7%||96|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||5||3||1||2||184||7.1%||18||1||5.6%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||75||14||28||28||5||6||828||9.1%||84||15||17.9%||126|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||31||10||7||12||2||2||358||8.7%||45||7||15.6%||52|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||1||9||8||0||2||139||12.9%||11||3||27.3%||31|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||26||26||684||625||91.4%||0||16-10||-1.1||16-10-0||-1||14-10|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||13||13||337||308||91.4%||0||10-3||+2.2||10-3-0||+2||7-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI(vs. Non-Conference)||10||10||255||237||92.9%||0||7-3||+0.4||7-3-0||+1||5-5|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||89||89.0%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||6||4||142||132||93.0%||0||3-1||+1.3||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||1||0||21||21||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||77||70||90.9%||0||1-1||-0.6||1-1-0||-1||2-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||81||73||90.1%||0||2-1||+0.3||2-1-0||0||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY ISLANDERS 3.23, SAN JOSE 3.31|
|11/14/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/16/2013||DETROIT||5-4||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/19/2013||at TORONTO||2-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|11/22/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||2-5||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2013||WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||DETROIT||0-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/30/2013||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/3/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/5/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-5||L||0, +205||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/7/2013||at LOS ANGELES||0-3||L||0, +190||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/9/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, +160||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/10/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|12/12/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|12/17/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|12/20/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/14/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|11/15/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/17/2013||at CHICAGO||1-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/21/2013||TAMPA BAY||5-1||W||0, -230||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -220||W||5 ov||U|
|11/27/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5 un||P|
|11/29/2013||ST LOUIS||6-3||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/30/2013||ANAHEIM||4-3||W||0, -205||W||5 ov||O|
|12/3/2013||at TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/5/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/6/2013||at CAROLINA||3-5||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/8/2013||at MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||U|
|12/10/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|12/14/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|12/17/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|12/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|NY ISLANDERS: UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - With their eyes squarely on the future, the New York Islanders can harken back to some recent history to build on.
For the first time in six years, the Islanders are starting a season after making a playoff appearance, and there is every reason to believe that reaching the postseason can soon become a much more common occurrence.
The Islanders stretched the Pittsburgh Penguins to six games, dropping the final two of the first-round series after splitting the first four. Just getting into the postseason was a major accomplishment, even in the lockout-shortened season, and the task will be even greater this time in a full 82-game campaign.
``I definitely see the expectations are higher, and people are going to expect for us to be in the playoffs,'' new captain John Tavares said.
|SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Preparations for the upcoming campaign started early for the San Jose Sharks when they retooled their roster before last season's trade deadline.
A strong finish last spring, followed by a playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the second round, proved to the Sharks that those changes that made the team faster and more aggressive worked.
Now they hope that new identity carries over to this season and is just the right tonic to help one of the league's top regular-season teams over the past decade take that next step and make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY ISLANDERS-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Islanders-Sharks Preview* ==========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
New York (8-18-5) at San Jose (19-6-5), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The New York Islanders' road futility is approaching historic levels and already their worst stretch in over 40 years.
Their overall play lately isn't any better.
The Islanders attempt to snap a pair of 10-game losing streaks Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks - one of the best home teams in the NHL.
New York (8-18-5) hasn't won on the road since beating Ottawa 5-4 in a shootout on Nov. 1. The Islanders have been outscored 43-16 while losing 10 straight on the road, and they've all come during regulation.
It's just the third road losing streak of that duration, and the other two came during their inaugural 1972-73 season. Those stretches of 15 and 13 games, respectively, contributed to a 2-35-2 road record.
New York has dropped 12 of 15 as the visitor this season.
The Islanders' woeful season hasn't been limited to the road, as evident by their 10-game overall losing streak - their longest since a franchise-record 14 straight from Oct. 23-Nov. 24, 2010.
Both of their current slides reached double-digits with Monday's 5-2 loss at Anaheim. New York held a 37-31 shot advantage and a pair of leads before giving up four unanswered goals.
"We generate a lot, but we can't score," coach Jack Capuano said. "I don't know what to tell you. We get chances that other teams score on when they get them. Right now, the Johnny Tavares line is the only line that's finding the back of the net, and then everything gets magnified."
Tavares did his part again Monday, scoring a goal and assisting on Thomas Vanek's early in the second period.
Tavares has one goal and two assists in three career meetings with the Sharks (19-6-5), while Vanek has five goals in his past five.
The Islanders, though, are 2-8-2 with one tie over their past 13 meetings with San Jose, losing four in a row on the road and six of seven overall (1-4-2).
The Sharks are also among the best home teams in the league at 10-1-2, scoring 4.2 goals per game.
They're surely looking forward to returning to San Jose for a pair of games after a 1-3-0 trip ended with Sunday's 3-1 loss at Minnesota. San Jose hosts the Wild on Thursday, but the team will try to enter that matchup with a six-game home winning streak.
Showing improvement on the power play could help.
The unit has converted just 3 of 35 opportunities over the past 10 games, and Sunday's 0-for-4 effort extended the drought to nine chances the past three contests.
"The power play was awful," coach Todd McLellan told the team's official website. "I don't know if, in six years that I've been as disappointed with the power play as I am right now, and it's not even about me. I'm sure they're disappointed in their power play.
"They are an elite group that has come out and been a threat for a long time. I'd like to see two or three guys take charge of it and let's get going, because right now they go out and it's killing the momentum that we gain."
McLellan may be thrilled to see the Islanders' penalty kill, which has surrendered power-play goals on 16 of 39 chances during their road losing streak.
Patrick Marleau has 13 goals, and a team-high five on the power play. However, he hasn't managed one on the man-advantage in 12 games.
The left wing scored San Jose's lone goal Sunday, and he has two goals and four assists over his past five meetings with New York.
|Last Updated: 11/27/2015 12:34:04 AM EST|