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A SCORE TO SETTLE

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
 

Islanders (23-19-6) at Carolina (24-23-4) - Tuesday at 7:05 pm, TV: FSN NY 2, Radio: Bloomberg 1130

The Islanders have an immediate chance to forget about Monday's blown two-goal lead when they play the Hurricanes in Carolina on Tuesday night.

One question likely facing Islanders head coach Ted Nolan is this:

Who will start in the Islanders' goal?

This certainly has nothing to do with the All-Star play of No. 1 netminder Rick DiPietro, who continues to give his team a chance to win night after night. However, backup Wade Dubielewicz is always a consideration when the Islanders play back-to-back games. Also consider Dubielewicz's stellar play when the Islanders won in Carolina on New Year's Eve.

Dubielewicz just returned from a two-game stint in Bridgeport, where he worked off the rust and was outstanding for the Sound Tigers.

The situation bears watching, as does the entire game on Tuesday night. Enjoy.

 
Broadcast News

Steve Mears and Chris King have the call on Bloomberg 1130, while Howie Rose and Billy Jaffe can be seen tonight on FSN NY 2.

Islanders fans, to find the FSN NY 2 broadcast in your area, click here.

Don't forget to choose your "Pick 'N' Win" answers prior to the game's start.


Check out the Islanders TV Game Day tab for complete coverage of tonight’s game.




For out-of-market viewers, catch the game live through Islanders TV on NHL Center Ice Online.



GAME NOTES

STATS
TEAM LEADERS

Islanders – Bill Guerin, 18 goals; Mike Comrie, 22 assists, 36 points; Andy Sutton, 74 PIM
Carolina – Eric Staal, 26 goals, 47 points; Matt Cullen 30 assists; Mike Commodore, 66 PIM

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Islanders
- Power play: 16.7%; Penalty killing: 85.6%
Carolina - Power play: 18.7%; Penalty killing: 76.4%

GOALTENDERS:
Islanders
Rick DiPietro (19-16-6, 2.53 GAA, .913 SV%); Wade Dubielewicz (4-3-0, 3.43, .890)
Carolina – Cam Ward (19-16-3, 2.93, .897); Michael Leighton (1-1-0, 2.66 .897)

2007-08 SEASON SERIES:
Carolina: 2-1-0

LAST MEETING
January 21, 2008 at the Nassau Coliseum: Carolina 3-2 OT

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
Carolina
– 11-10-2 at home
Islanders – 10-10-3 on the road.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
34 Wade Dubielewicz
39 Rick DiPietro        

Defensemen
4   Bryan Berard
8   Bruno Gervais       
14 Chris Campoli       
24 Radek Martinek    
25 Andy Sutton
32 Brendan Witt "A"
44 Freddy Meyer
47 Marc-Andre Bergeron

Forwards                  
7   Trent Hunter
10 Richard Park
11 Andy Hilbert
13 Bill Guerin "C"
18 Mike Sillinger "A"
20 Sean Bergenheim
26 Ruslan Fedotenko
28 Tim Jackman
57 Blake Comeau
63 Josef Vasicek
81 Miroslav Satan
89 Mike Comrie


CAROLINA
Goaltenders
30 Cam Ward   
47 John Grahame

Defensemen
2   Glen Wesley  "A"
4   Dennis Seidenberg
5   Frantisek Kaberle
6   Bret Hedican
7   Niclas Wallin   
22 Mike Commodore
28 Wade Brookbank
42 Tim Gleason    

Forwards
8   Matt Cullen 
12 Eric Staal  "A"
13 Ray Whitney  "A"
14 Sergei Samsonov
16 Andrew Ladd
17 Rod Brind'Amour "C"
19 Trevor Letowski
24 Scott Walker
26 Erik Cole
51 Jeff Hamilton
59 Chad LaRose 
61 Cory Stilliman  "A"

 
 
Notes:
  • The Islanders are now 3-1-1 in home-and-home series this season, but are 2-0-0 on the second night (both wins were at home).
  • 31-27-7 all-time on the second night of a home-and-home (consecutive days only).
  • The Islanders are currently on a three-game road win streak (1/11 - present) ... longest streak of the season.
  • Now 15-0-1 when leading after two periods after the OT loss and 16-2-4 when scoring first.
  • On 12/31 the Islanders scored four second period goals in Carolina (most in a period this season), including three power play goals.
  • The Islanders are tied with Florida for the most one-goal games with 27 and are 15-6-6 in those games (Florida is 13-10-4).

All-Time Series Results:
All-Time: 43-47-10-0
Home: 23-22-5-0
Road: 20-25-5-0
OT: 4-3-6
Last Win: 12/31/07, Islanders 4 at Hurricanes 1
2006-07: Islanders went 2-2-0
2007-08: Islanders are 1-2-0


2007-08 Season Series:
October 27, 2007 – Islanders 3 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 8
December 31, 2007 – Islanders 4 at Carolina Hurricanes 1
January 21, 2008 – Islanders 2 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 3 (OT)
January 22, 2008 – Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m.
*All times EST
 
 
 
compiled by Adam Baruch, Chris Botta and Jason Lockhart
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