11/7/13: NYI 0 at CAR 1
Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin was nearly perfect Thursday, allowing only a first period deflection goal to Radek Dvorak. However, Carolina goalie Justin Peters was even better, as he and the Hurricanes blanked the Islanders 1-0 at PNC Center.
The Islanders’ four-game road trip continues tonight with the second meeting of 2013-14 between the Isles and Blue Jackets. In the first meeting this season, Columbus rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Isles 3-2 in a shootout and spoil the Islander home opener. The Isles have won only once in their eight previous trips to Columbus, a 4-3 overtime win in March, 2010.
ALL TIME ISLANDERS VS. BLUE JACKETS:
All-Time Record: 4-7-4
Last Regulation Win: 12/23/06 – NYI 4 vs. CBJ 0
Last Regulation Loss: 4/7/12 – NYI 3 at CBJ 7
Overtime Record (W-L-T): 2-1-1
Last Overtime Decision: 11/24/10 – NYI 3 vs. CBJ 4
Shootout Record: 1-2
Last Shootout: 10/05/13 – NYI 2 vs. CBJ 3
ISLANDERS ALL-TIME RECORD (W-L-T-OTL): 1377-1369-347-95
200th Game: Defenseman Travis Hamonic is expected to play in his 200th NHL game tonight. The Islanders selected the 23-year-old in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Team Scoring: Thursday’s 1-0 loss in Carolina marked the first time this season the Islanders failed to score at least two goals in a game.
Back-To-Backs: Tonight marks the front-end of the Islanders’ fifth back-to-back set this season. They are 3-1-0 on the front end of a back-to-back, and 1-2-1 in the second game.
Hamonic – 1 games shy of 200
The Islanders and Blue Jackets game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.