14-22-7 (35 points – 8th in Metropolitan Division, 15th in Eastern Conference) 6-9-7 home
Dallas Stars 20-14-7 (47 points - 5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference) 11-8-2 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
2011-12 season series (1-1-0)
The Islanders and Stars split their season series in 2011-12, with both road teams claiming victories. The Islanders beat the Stars 5-4 on Dec. 3, 2011 in Dallas, but dropped the rematch 3-2 on Dec. 15 at Nassau Coliseum. Calvin de Haan made his NHL debut in the loss, with two hits, two shots and 13:01 TOI.
Tyler Seguin is blossoming into an elite-NHL talent in Dallas. The 21-year-old center is scoring over a point-per-game with 41 points in 39 games this season. Seguin’s 21 goals are five more than he had in 48 games last season and he is 15th in the NHL’s scoring lead. The second-overall pick in 2010 possesses game-breaking potential and has scored four or more points four times this season.
Islanders Storylines • First Meeting: The Islanders and Stars hook up for their first meeting in over two years (753 days). • End of Homestand: The Islanders wrap up a three-game stay at Nassau Coliseum on Monday night. After Monday’s game, the Isles head out on a six-game road trip. • Vanek’s Streak: Thomas Vanek is riding an eight-game point streak (5-7-12), which matches the longest streak of his career. • Tavares and MacDonald: John Tavares and Andrew MacDonald are each riding four-game point streaks. Tavares has four goals and three assists while MacDonald has six assists on his current run.
Islanders 17.4% (19th) 73.6% (30th) 112 143 5-3-2
Power play Penalty kill Goals for Goals against Last 10
Stars 12.5 (29th) 81.3% (18th) 120 124 5-3-2
New York Islanders previous game lines Forwards 26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo 40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 15 Cal Clutterbuck 29 Brock Nelson - 18 Ryan Strome - 13 Colin McDonald 16 Peter Regin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
Defensemen 47 Andrew MacDonald - 14 Thomas Hickey 44 Calvin de Haan - 3 Travis Hamonic 37 Brian Strait - 7 Matt Carkner
Goaltenders 20 Evgeni Nabokov 60 Kevin Poulin
Dallas Stars previous game lines Forwards 14 Jamie Benn - 91 Tyler Seguin - 12 Alex Chiasson 21 Antoine Roussel - 20 Cody Eakin - 16 Ryan Garbutt 72 Erik Cole - 17 Rich Peverley - 43 Valeri Nichushkin 11 Dustin Jeffrey - 38 Vernon Fiddler - 22 Colton Sceviour
Defensemen 33 Alex Goligoski - 4 Brenden Dillon 24 Jordie Benn - 27 Aaron Rome 36 Cameron Gaunce - 23 Kevin Connauton Goaltenders 32 Kari Lehtonen 30 Dan Ellis