|3||NY ISLANDERS||+130||Ov 5.5,-130||+120||Ov 5.5,-125|
|4||DALLAS||-150||Un 5.5,+110||-140||Un 5.5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-13-0||+2.6||10-13||+2.6||16-6||2.8||27.8||3.5||31.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+4||4-1||+4||2-3||3.8||33.2||2.4||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||126||28||56||36||6||6||1369||9.2%||147||28||19.0%||207|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||64||14||25||21||4||5||640||10.0%||70||11||15.7%||99|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||2||7||8||2||1||166||11.4%||13||5||38.5%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||150||32||64||47||7||8||1394||10.8%||140||36||25.7%||259|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||81||18||42||21||0||3||717||11.3%||84||23||27.4%||140|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||7||2||0||0||149||8.1%||14||3||21.4%||20|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||24||22||685||620||90.5%||0||9-13||-3.6||9-13-0||-3||12-8|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Road Games)||9||9||285||256||89.8%||0||6-3||+5.8||6-3-0||+5||7-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV(vs. Non-Conference)||7||6||204||186||91.2%||0||3-3||+0.4||3-3-0||+1||3-2|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||115||106||92.2%||0||3-1||+3.2||3-1-0||+4||2-2|
|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)||20||20||570||510||89.5%||2||8-12||-1.7||8-12-0||-1||10-10|
|KEVIN POULIN (Road Games)||12||12||359||321||89.4%||2||4-8||-1.2||4-8-0||-1||7-5|
|KEVIN POULIN(vs. Non-Conference)||10||10||305||278||91.1%||1||5-5||+2.2||5-5-0||+3||3-7|
|KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||109||99||90.8%||0||3-0||+4.4||3-0-0||+4||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-11-0||-4||9-11||-4||9-8||2.8||32.5||2.8||29.7|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-6||0-5||-6||3-2||2.0||30.4||4.4||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||125||40||46||35||4||7||1392||9.0%||160||20||12.5%||204|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20||57||12||25||19||1||2||651||8.8%||78||6||7.7%||97|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||5||3||2||0||0||152||6.6%||18||2||11.1%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||135||38||51||39||7||9||1422||9.5%||150||29||19.3%||226|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||57||19||18||15||5||6||595||9.6%||66||10||15.2%||87|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||22||5||9||8||0||1||166||13.3%||19||5||26.3%||33|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Last 4 Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||10||8||250||223||89.2%||0||4-4||+0.1||4-4-0||+1||6-2|
|DAN ELLIS (Home Games)||6||5||148||134||90.5%||0||4-1||+3.2||4-1-0||+4||4-1|
|DAN ELLIS(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||41||37||90.2%||0||1-1||-0.4||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||82||74||90.2%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||36||35||1098||1005||91.5%||1||16-19||-2.6||16-19-0||-2||15-16|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||16||15||444||407||91.7%||0||5-10||-7.1||5-10-0||-8||5-7|
|KARI LEHTONEN(vs. Non-Conference)||14||13||417||376||90.2%||1||5-8||-3.2||5-8-0||-3||6-5|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||125||112||89.6%||1||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY ISLANDERS 3.18, DALLAS 3.18|
|12/17/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/20/2013||at NY RANGERS||5-3||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||O|
|12/21/2013||ANAHEIM||3-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/23/2013||at DETROIT||3-0||W||0, +140||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/28/2013||NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|12/29/2013||at MINNESOTA||5-4||W||0, +170||W||5 ov||O|
|12/31/2013||at BOSTON||5-3||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/2/2014||CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +155||W||6 un||U|
|1/4/2014||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/6/2014||DALLAS||7-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/7/2014||at TORONTO||5-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/10/2014||at COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +130||W||6 un||U|
|1/12/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|1/14/2014||at FLORIDA|| |
|1/16/2014||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/18/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|1/21/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|12/16/2013||at COLORADO||2-6||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/17/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/19/2013||VANCOUVER||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/21/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +170||L||6 un||U|
|12/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +165||W||5 ov||O|
|12/27/2013||NASHVILLE||4-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/29/2013||ST LOUIS||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/31/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||P|
|1/2/2014||MONTREAL||4-6||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|1/4/2014||DETROIT||1-5||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/6/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||3-7||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/9/2014||at NEW JERSEY||0-1||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|1/10/2014||at NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/12/2014||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/18/2014||at MINNESOTA|| |
|1/20/2014||at NASHVILLE|| |
|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.
|DALLAS: DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars are starting over in their quest to end the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
There's a new general manager in Jim Nill, who hired a new coach in Lindy Ruff and overhauled the roster.
Ruff was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL when Buffalo fired him in the middle of last season. Now, he's trying to get the Stars back to the playoffs almost 15 years after he faced them in the Stanley Cup finals in 1999. Dallas won that title.
The biggest addition was Tyler Seguin, a two-time Stanley Cup finalist and one-time champion with Boston.
Forward Jamie Benn and goalie Kari Lehtonen are among the familiar faces for Dallas heading into the opener Oct. 3 against Florida.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY ISLANDERS-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Islanders-Stars Preview* =========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
New York (17-22-7) at Dallas (20-17-7), 6:00 p.m. EDT
While solid road play has highlighted the New York Islanders' latest surge, the Dallas Stars can't win any place of late.
Looking to win seven straight on the road for the first time in almost 33 years, the Islanders try for their second victory in seven days over a Stars team that hopes to avoid the franchise's longest regulation skid in nearly two decades.
A winner in six of seven, New York (17-22-7) is again in position to win four straight for the first time since Feb. 10-15, 2011. Four victories during this surge have come on the road, where the Islanders have totaled 25 goals during a six-game run that comes after they scored 36 while losing 13 of the first 17 away from home.
"Earlier in the season, we didn't have the groove on the road," goalie Kevin Poulin said. "As the season goes on, you create chemistry."
After Poulin made 30 saves and Michael Grabner scored in overtime of a 2-1 victory at Colorado on Friday, New York has a chance to win seven straight road games for the first time since a franchise-best eight-game run Feb. 27-March 29, 1981.
"We've been a decent road team," coach Jack Capuano said. "Simple hockey maybe, and doing the right things. Goaltending has been pretty good for us. Our special teams on the road over the last two weeks has been good."
After going 5 for 9 on the power play in their previous two road games, the Islanders failed to convert on both chances Friday. However, they went 3 for 5 against Dallas on Monday while setting a season high for goals in a 7-3 home win.
New York star John Tavares recorded his fifth career hat trick and added two assists against the Stars (20-17-7) in the teams' first meeting since Dec. 15, 2011. Tavares, whose seven-game point streak (seven goals, nine assists) ended Friday, had three assists in the Islanders' most recent trip to Dallas, a 5-4 win Dec. 3, 2011.
The Stars return home looking to end a season-high five-game skid after scoring five goals during an 0-3-0 trip through the New York metropolitan area. Dallas hasn't suffered six straight regulation losses since Dec. 5-15, 1995.
"Our backs are kind of up against the wall and there's only one way out and that is hard work," forward Cody Eakin told the Stars' official website after he recorded a goal with an assist during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
The Stars couldn't hold a 2-1 second-period lead but appeared set to at least earn a point before Rick Nash's tiebreaking score with 1:58 left sent them to their second straight one-goal defeat.
"I thought we skated better," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought we created a little bit more and I thought we were better with the puck. We still have a ways to go, though."
Dallas leading scorer Tyler Seguin has gone without a point in four straight games but has 11 in 10 career matchups with the Islanders.
Teammate Jamie Benn has one point in three games after recording four goals and three assists in the previous five. He has three goals and two assists in five career contests against the Islanders.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 9:09:05 PM EST|