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Game Preview: Islanders vs Sharks

The Islanders face the Sharks on Breast Cancer Awareness night (7 p.m., MSG+ MSG GO)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (3-3-1) VS SAN JOSE SHARKS (3-3-0)

7 P.M. BARCLAYS CENTER - BUY TICKETS

TV: MSG+ MSG GO

RADIO: 88.7FM - WRHU, 880AM - WCBS

GAME NOTES MORNING SKATE UPDATES


The New York Islanders return home after going 2-2-0 on a four-game road trip. Most recently, the Islanders are coming off a 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. 

LIRR NOTICE - SERVICE CHANGES FOR SATURDAY'S GAME

LINEUP NOTES:

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Weight: #Isles going 11F 7D again. Beauvillier in for Ho-Sang, Seidenberg in for Mayfield. Greiss in goal vs Sharks.

Get projected lines for the Islanders and Sharks, plus quotes from Head Coach Doug Weight and Anthony Beauvillier.

Video: Greiss backstops Islanders past Sharks in 3-1 victory

SEASON SERIES: ISLES LEAD SERIES 1-0-0

Greiss led the Islanders to a 3-1 win in the unfriendly waters of SAP Center in San Jose last Saturday. The Islanders' goalie made 40 saves in the gut check win and will start in goal for the Islanders on Saturday night. Cal Clutterbuck, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders. 

BY THE NUMBERS:

4 - goals for Brock Nelson, the team leader. Nelson netted his fourth goal in four games with a first-period snipe against the Rangers on Thursday. Nelson now has 16 goals in 44 career October games. 

21-4-4 - record against Western Conference teams at Barclays Center. The Islanders are 1-1-0 against the Sharks at Barclays and will play their next five home games against Western Conference teams.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT: 

In support of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives around the NHL this month, we're proud to support Susan G. Komen and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by donating a portion of ticket proceeds to each organization.
 
By purchasing your tickets to the game through the link below, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Susan G. Komen. 

Click here to purchase tickets to Saturday's game. And be sure to wear pink to the game and show your support.

THE OPPOSITION: 

The Sharks are playing the second half of a back-to-back, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Friday night at Prudential Center. Martin Jones made 28 saves for the shutout. 

Brooklyn/Staten Island native Kevin Labanc will make his New York debut on Saturday night, as the local product plays his first game in his home city. Labanc was born in Brooklyn and moved to Staten Island at five years old. 

Labanc has some Islanders connections, training at Islanders Iceworks and Northwell Health Ice Center two summers ago, doing some offseason training with Danny Weight, son of Isles Head Coach Doug Weight. 

Labanc scored in the first Islanders-Sharks matchup this season and is tied with Logan Couture for the San Jose lead in goals (3) and points (5). 

With Jones playing Friday night in New Jersey, backup Aaron Dell could be in line for his second start of the season. Dell's first start was against the Islanders (20 saves) last Saturday.

ALUMNI NIGHT: 

This weekend is Islanders Alumni Weekend. Former Islanders from all eras will be present and honored at Saturday's game.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Once an Islander, always an Islander. ���� #IslesAlumni pic.twitter.com/I3gsqBAsv9

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Good times with great people. Thrilled to have our #IslesAlumni in New York this weekend! pic.twitter.com/MTE9KRUnhO

 

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