8-14-3 (19 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 14th in Eastern Conference) 5-5-3 home
Detroit Red Wings 12-7-7 (31 points – 3rd in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference) 7-3-1 road
4:00 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 Play-by-play: Chris King
2013-14 season series (1-0-0)
The Islanders continued their recent dominance over the Red Wings with a wild 5-4 shootout win on Nov. 16. The lead changed hands three times as the teams matched each other goal for goal, but Frans Nielsen ended the game with a backhand in the shootout. Kevin Poulin stopped 19-of-22 shots – and all three shootout attempts – in relief of Evgeni Nabokov, who left the game with a groin injury in the first period.
Red Wings player to watch Niklas Kronwall - Defenseman
Kronwall assumes the top spot on the Detroit blue line and is third leading scorer on the Red Wings this season. The Swedish defenseman has 17 points (3g/14a) in 24 games this season and ranks among the top-10 offensive defensemen in the league. Kronwall is currently riding a four-game point streak (2g/3a) and is always a threat to deliver a big hit.
Islanders Storylines • Red Run: The Islanders have won five straight games against the Red Wings and are 6-0-1 in their last seven meetings. The Islanders haven’t lost in regulation to the Red Wings since Black Friday, 2003. • Tavares: John Tavares has points in eight of his last nine games (4g/8a) and leads the Islanders with 29 points (11g/18a) in 25 games. The Isles captain had a goal and an assist against the Red Wings on Nov. 16. • De Haan: The Islanders recalled Calvin de Haan from Bridgeport Thursday while Matt Donovan was loaned to the Sound Tigers.
Islanders 16.8% (21st) 71.0% (30th) 70 85 2-8-0
Power play Penalty kill Goals for Goals against Last 10
Red Wings 22.1(6th) 86.3% (3rd) 69 71 3-2-5
New York Islanders previous game lines Forwards 26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo 40 Michael Grabner – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey 96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck 29 Brock Nelson – 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 45 Anders Nilsson
Detroit Red Wings previous game lines Forwards 93 Johan Franzen – 40 Henrik Zetterberg – 14 Gustav Nyquist 8 Justin Abdelkader– 43 Darren Helm – 11 Daniel Alfredsson 20 Drew Miller– 18 Joakim Andersson – 21 Tomas Tatar 71 Danny Cleary– 90 Stephen Weiss –37 Mikael Samuelsson
Defensemen 55 Niklas Kronwall – 52 Jonathan Ericsson 27 Kyle Quincey – 2 Brendan Smith 4 Jakub Kindl – 23 Brian Lashoff
•Lower Lobby Opens at 2pm •Marvel Super Hero Celebration Day – Doors Open at 2:30pm for Meet & Greet. Gate 3 - Wolverine Gate 14 - Iron Man Gate 20 - Captain America Lower Lobby - Spider-Man, Thor •Send in the Clowns Post Game Goals – take a shot on Coliseum Ice after the game •50/50 Raffle benefitting the Islanders Children’s Foundation •Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-a-Puck •Islanders Stadium Series™ Jersey Presale