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Morning Skate Updates: 2/22/15

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES

Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak will start for the Islanders tonight. Halak can establish a new Islanders single-season wins record with a victory tonight - his 33rd of the season. Halak is 32-12-0 this season and has won six of his last seven games.


Visnovsky In, Strait Out: Lubomir Visnovsky draws back into the Islanders lineup, replacing Brian Strait.
Projected Lines:
27 Anders Lee 91 John Tavares 12 josh bailey
40 MICHAEL GRABNER
51 Frans Nielsen 18 ryan strome
86 Nikolay Kulemin
29 Brock Nelson 15 Cal clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin 48 KAEL MOUILLIERAT 13 COLIN MCDONALD







Where/When: The Islanders host the Canucks at Nassau Coliseum tonight at 6 p.m. The game can be seen on MSG+

Hamonic’s 100th:
Travis Hamonic scored his 100th career NHL point Saturday, netting the opening goal against the Capitals. Hamonic has 17 goals and 83 assists in 302 games, all with the Islanders.

Tavares Streaking: John Tavares has 11 points (five goals, six assists) on a five-game point streak. Tavares has 62 points (29 goals, 33 assists) this season and is just two points off the league lead.

Tavares: I am just trying to be tough to play against, hard to and unpredictable.

Five in Seven: The Islanders wrap up their busiest stretch of the season tonight, as they play their fifth game in seven nights. This is the maximum number of games a team can play in a seven-day span since the NHL forbids games on three consecutive days and four-in-five days.


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