In the team's first game since the firing of Jack Capuano, the Islanders (17-17-8) will take on the Dallas Stars (19-19-8) in Brooklyn on Thursday.
According to STATS:
- The Stars scored a season-high seven goals Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, defeating the Rangers 7-6, and snapping their two-game losing streak. The last time Dallas won a road game in which it allowed six or more markers was December 3, 1995 at Colorado (also won 7-6).
- New York beat Boston, 4-0, in a matinee at TD Garden on Monday, finishing up its three-game road trip with a mark of 2-1-0 while scoring four or more goals in each tilt. The Isles have potted 4+ goals eight times in their last 11 contests -- tied for second most of any NHL club since December 20.
- Tonight marks the first of two meetings between the Stars and Isles in 2016-17. Including a 6-5 win at Barclays Center last season, New York is 3-0-0 in its last three home games against Dallas, scoring six or more goals in each victory.
- Patrick Sharp scored twice Tuesday night, potting as many goals in that game as he did in his first 19 skates of the season. Including a marker and three helpers during his current three-game point streak against New York, Sharp has 11 points (5g, 6a) in his last nine games vs. the Islanders overall.
- Nikolay Kulemin lit the lamp twice on Monday, recording his first multi-goal game of the season, and earning first-star accolades for the performance. Kulemin has six markers and three assists in 10 career skates against the Stars.
- New York has not scored with the man-advantage in a season-high five straight games. Opponents have clicked on 44.8 percent (13/29) of their power-play play opportunities in the Stars' last nine contests (since December 31).
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NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders hope Thursday night represents not just the start of a six-game homestand, but also the start of a new era.
The Islanders will play their first game under interim head coach Doug Weight on Thursday night, when they host the Dallas Stars at Barclays Center. New York won its final game under Jack Capuano on Monday, when it blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0, while Dallas is coming off a wild 7-6 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Capuano was fired Tuesday, and while the timing of the dismissal might have been a bit of a surprise following one of the Islanders' most thorough wins of the season, the dropping of the ax has felt inevitable for months as New York (17-17-8) fell to the bottom of the Eastern Conference in frustrating fashion.
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The New York Rangers' three-goal third-period rally fell short as they allowed three goals in the first period and four goals in the second en route to a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 0:27 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello
- 12:34 DAL Patrick Eaves (power play); Assists: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin
- 12:46 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assist: Radek Faksa
- 17:54 DAL Jamie Benn; Assists: Cody Eakin, Eaves
- 4:32 DAL Antoine Roussel; Assist: Lauri Korpikoski
- 9:56 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich
- 12:06 NYR Buchnevich; Assists: Kevin Klein, Adam Clendening
- 12:54 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assists: Devin Shore, Faksa
- 15:53 DAL Adam Cracknell; Assists: Korpikoski, Dan Hamhuis
- 17:40 DAL Eakin; Assists: Eaves, Benn
- 3:11 NYR Kreider; Assists: Stepan, Zuccarello
- 5:31 NYR Stepan; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Zuccarello
- 7:26 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Nash, Buchnevich
Tags: Adam Clendening, Chris Kreider, Dallas Stars, Derek Stepan, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
The Devils (8-3-3) travel to Dallas to take on the Stars (6-6-4) on Tuesday night.
According to STATS:
- Each of the last six games between the Devils and Stars has been decided by one goal, with both teams winning three times. The teams faced off in the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals, with Dallas prevailing in six games.
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DALLAS -- Looking at their last 10 games, the New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars are definitely heading in opposite directions.
New Jersey (8-3-3) defeated Buffalo 4-2 at Prudential Arena on Saturday for its fourth consecutive victory. The Devils, who have a plus-5 goal differential, fifth-best in the Eastern Conference, are also 7-1-2 over their past 10 games.
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The New Jersey Devils face the Dallas Stars on the road Friday at 8:30 p.m.
According to STATS:
- The Devils defeated the Predators, 5-4, in overtime at Bridgestone Arena last night, snapping their three-game losing streak with the win. New Jersey has allowed four or more goals just 13 times in 2015-16 -- tied for second fewest of any NHL club.
- Dallas dropped a 5-3 decision in Nashville on Tuesday night, losing its fourth straight tilt, and falling to 1-5-2 in its last eight contests overall. The Stars have allowed an average of 3.73 goals per game since the 2016 All-Star break -- second most in the league (Arizona -- 3.80).
- New Jersey beat Dallas, 3-2, in overtime in these clubs' first meeting of the season on January 2 at Prudential Center. Dating to January 30, 2014, the Devils and Stars have split four contests, with three of those needing either overtime or a shootout to decide a winner.
- Adam Henrique lit the lamp twice last night (including the game-winner), earning first-star accolades, and giving him three markers in his last two skates. Henrique has had two helpers (zero goals) in each of his last two games vs. the Stars.
- Jason Spezza netted a goal Tuesday night, and now has four markers in his last five skates overall. Spezza has a goal and three assists during his current three-game point streak vs. the Devils.
- New Jersey is 4-3-2 (.556) in the second of back-to-back games this season (11th in the NHL). Dallas is 12-3-2 (.765) when getting two or more days off between games in 2015-16 -- best in the league.
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DALLAS -- Kevin Klein scored with 2:53 left to lift the Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday.
Ryan McDonagh gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with a goal 8:26 into the third, and then helped prevent a tying goal by sliding over a loose puck at the goal line.
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The New York Rangers face the Dallas Stars on the road Saturday at 4 p.m.
According to STATS...
- While the Rangers picked up a 6-2 victory at home against the Stars on January 5, four of the last five meetings between these teams have resulted in a final score of 3-2 (two 3-2 wins by each team).
- The Rangers have scored fewer than three goals in three consecutive games for the first time since a season-long four-game stretch January 11-17.
- The Stars have allowed at least six goals in three of their last four games, and have allowed at least six goals on an NHL-high nine occasions this season.
- The Stars, who have scored multiple power-play goals in back-to-back games for the first time since January 29-31, 2015, have not done so in three straight games since March 15-18, 2007.
- Patrick Sharp, coming off a three-assist contest at home against the Jets, has dished out 12 assists over his last 13 home games.
- Keith Yandle's 76 assists over the last two seasons are the most by any skater that has not scored more than 10 goals over the last two seasons.
Tags: Dallas Stars, Keith Yandle
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kyle Okposo had two goals and an assist, Cal Clutterbuck scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the NHL-best Dallas Stars 6-5 on Sunday.
Anders Lee had a goal and an assist, and Mikhail Grabovski also scored to help the Islanders win for the fourth time in six games and improve to 4-0-1 in their last five games against the Stars. Thomas Greiss finished with 36 saves.
New York trailed 2-1 in the first period before scoring the next four goals and then held off Dallas in the third to improve to 12-4-1 against Western Conference teams. >> Read more...
The Devils host the Dallas Stars on Saturday at 7 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Stars, who have won back-to-back games against the Devils, have won three straight games against New Jersey just once since 1987 (January 26, 1991 -- February 24, 1992).
- The Stars have lost four of their last five road games (1-2-2), after losing just four of their previous 23 road games (19-3-1).
- The Devils, who have won back-to-back games, have just one win streak longer than two games this season (four games, October 18-24).
- The Devils scored three goals against the Senators on Wednesday, despite recording just one assist -- tied for the most goals on fewer than two assists in a game this season (Nashville -- three goals and one assist vs. Wild on November 5).
- With two goals against Nashville last night, Tyler Seguin has now scored eight goals over his last nine games. However, Seguin has scored just one goal in seven career road games against the Devils.
- After scoring just one goal over his previous 10 games, Mike Cammalleri scored a pair of goals at Ottawa on Wednesday night.
Tags: Dallas Stars, Mike Cammalleri
The madness of the trade deadline is over and the Islanders will get back to work tonight.
The Islanders (41-21-2) are making their final trip of the season to American Airline Arena to face the Dallas Stars. The Isles hold an edge over their Western Conference foe, going 4-1-1 in their last six trips to the Lone Star State. The Islanders haven't seen the Stars since October, when they defeated them 7-5 at Nassau Coliseum.
Below are some quick thoughts and notes on the Isles 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars:
- Frans Nielsen recorded the first hat trick of his career on Saturday night. It's a bit surprising that he has not had one up until this point, since he's been in the league for quite some time with the Islanders. Congratulations to Nielsen for the accomplishment and helping lead the Islanders to a win.
- Speaking of Frans, his line mates were pretty good along side him. Nielsen found himself centering a line win Nikolay Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski. The chemistry between Nielsen and Kulemin is not too shocking since they have been playing together, but Grabovksi was able to slide into the win spot with ease after returning from injury. It's a line that should stay together for the next few games.
- Another good line was the "kid line." Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome and Anders Lee had a good game. The three have natural chemistry from playing with one another in the AHL and have translated that to the NHL. Nelson, Strome, and Lee generated chances, especially in the first, and Lee notched a goal early in the game. In the second period they were limited to four shifts and looked a little outmatched by the Stars at certain points. Overall a good game by the "kid line."
- Anders Lee scored in his second game with the Islanders this season. His presence in front of the net agitated the Stars in the first. However Jack Capuano only played him a game low 11:12.
- After taking a 3-1 lead the Islanders watched it disappear in the second period. For some reason the middle period has not been the Islanders best and the Stars -- a team that played the night before in New Jersey -- controlled the pace of the game and scored three goals to grab a lead. As everyone knows the Islanders would eventually win, but the Islanders need to play a full sixty minute game to keep their winning ways going. They also need to find a way to limit their goals against. Neither goaltender was playing great, but again giving up five goals will not help the Islanders.
- The top line was very quiet on Saturday night. Aside from a few scoring chances in the first, Tavares, Okposo and Conacher did not stand out. On the plus side it is good to see that the team notched seven goals without their best line really getting on the score sheet. (Okposo and Conacher did record assists on Lubomir Visnovsky's goal late in the second period.
- Chad Johnson had a tough game in net. He made the saves when he had to in the end, but you could tell after the game he was not pleased with allowing as many goals in as he did. Johnson ended up making 26 saves on 31 shots.
- Johnny Boychuk lead the Islanders in ice time with 21:21.
- The Stars outshot the Islanders 31-29.
- The Islanders won 56 percent of their face-offs against the Stars on Saturday. Their best player in the face-off circle was Casey Cizikas, who won 76 percent of his face-offs.
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- Ilya Kovalchuk was placed on IR and will miss two to four weeks with a right shoulder injury... (NJ.com)
- ...but newly-acquired forward Matt D'Agostini feels this is opportunity with Kovalchuk on the shelf (NJ.com)
- The Penguins acquired ANOTHER top-six forward Sunday when they acquired Brenden Morrow from Dallas (NHL.com)
- The Rangers, Islanders and Flyers all lost Sunday. Naturally, Pittsburgh won (NHL.com)
Before tonight's match against the Dallas Stars the Devils honored one of the few players to have played on all three Devils Stanley Cup champion teams. Scott Niedermayer's number 27 joins Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko in the rafters of the Prudential Center. It was a very classy ceremony for a classy player. Out of all the players that played in the NHL, Scott Niedermayer is the only player to ever win all 6 major hockey championships. The guy is a winner and congratulations Scott Niedermayer.
The 1st period started off very physical for captain Zach Parise.??I personally put myself in a vulnerable position when Ott hit me. So, I take that responsibility. That was my fault,? Parise said. But the physical Stars still could not stop the top line of Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk. Everyone on that line would contribute at least a goal.
Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Dallas Stars, DAVID CLARKSON, Ilya Kovalchuk, JACOB JOSEFSON, Johan Hedberg, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NICK PALMIERI, PATRIK ELIAS, Peter DeBoer, PETR SYKORA, Post game, Post Game, SNY, Zach Parise
Travis Zajac will return to the lineup on Friday as the Devils play the Dallas Stars at home. Zajac has been out the whole season after undergoing surgery on his left Achilles tendon during the offseason. The Devils have been lacking down the center but with the phenomenal play of Adam Henrique on the top line has really helped the Devils succeed on offense.
John Schweibacher at CBS has comprised a list of 27 Scott Niedermayer facts. Niedermayer is going to be honored on Friday when the Devils retire his number 27 to the rafters before the Devils take on the Dallas Stars. Definitely give this one a read. You'll learn a lot of things you didn't know about number 27.
Tags: CBS, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Scott Niedermayer, SNY
Scoring Summary:First Period- Eriksson (6)
Second Period- Sykora (1)