6-9-3 (15 points – 6th in Metropolitan Division, 12th in Eastern Conference) 3-3-3 home
Nashville Predators 8-7-2 (18 points - 5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference) 4-5-1 road
7:00 p.m. Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY
Television: MSG PLUS Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring
Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM Chris King: Play-by-play
2013-14 season series (0-1-0)
The Predators took the first game of the season series 3-2 on Oct. 12. The Islanders had a 2-1 lead late in the second period, but Patric Hornqvist scored in the last minute of the period to tie the score allowing Ryan Ellis to score the eventual winner at 3:23 of the third period. Pekka Rinne stopped 14 of 16 Islanders shots, while Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 28 of 31.
Seth Jones is fitting in nicely with the Predators in his rookie season. The top American picked in the 2013 Entry Draft (fourth overall) has seven points (2g,5a) in 17 games this season and is playing big minutes for the Predators, averaging 24:40 per game. Jones picked up his first career goal Oct. 12 against the Islanders.
Islanders Storylines • Point-Per-Game: John Tavares (7g/13a), Kyle Okposo (5g/14a) and Frans Nielsen (9g/10a) are all above the point-per-game clip through 18 games this season. •Back Home: The Islanders begin a three-game home stand on Tuesday night. They won their last contest at the Coliseum, beating the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Nov. 2. • Power Play: The Islanders power play went 2-4 against the Montreal Canadiens fourth-ranked penalty kill on Sunday night.
Islanders 20.3% (10th) 72.9% (30th) 51 60 3-6-1
Power play Penalty kill Goals for Goals against Last 10
Predators 20.2 (12th) 81.0% (20th) 37 54 5-4-1
New York Islanders previous game lines Forwards 29 Brock Nelson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo 40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey 96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 16 Peter Regin - 13 Colin McDonald 36 Eric Boulton - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
Defensemen 47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic 14 Thomas Hickey - 46 Matt Donovan 55 Aaron Ness - 7 Matt Carkner
Goaltenders 60 Kevin Poulin 20 Evgeni Nabokov
Nashville Predators previous game lines Forwards 25 Viktor Stalberg - 33 Colin Wilson - 13 Nick Spalding 24 Eric Nystrom - 11 David Legwand - 27 Patric Hornqvist 57 Gabriel Bourque - 7 Matt Cullen - 15 Craig Smith 16 Richard Clune - 28 Paul Gaustad - 26 Matt Hendricks
Defensemen 3 Seth Jones - 6 Shea Weber 59 Roman Josi - 8 Kevin Klein 42 Mattias Ekholm - 4 Ryan Ellis