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Islanders v Red Wings Notes 11/16/13

Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (7-10-3) play host to the Detroit Red Wings (9-5-6) in NHL action at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday Night.

The Islanders will be hosting Military Appreciation Night 

The Islanders salute our armed forces during Military Appreciation Night, presented by AXE, on Saturday Nov. 16. Military heroes from past and present will be honored throughout the game as the Islanders take on the Detroit Red Wings.

AXE has generously purchased tickets to the game and will donate them to military organizations. The Islanders charity of the game for this event is the Wounded Warrior Project.

“AXE is honored to partner with the New York Islanders as a presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night,” said Matthew McCarthy, Sr. Brand Director of AXE. “It is a special opportunity to recognize and thank the men and women of our armed services, along with their families, for their incredible service to our country.”

Throughout the evening, the Islanders will honor those who fought, and continue to fight, for our country. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and partake in the night’s pregame events, starting with CPL Jeremy Gaynor (from the US Army at West Point) singing the national anthem and the 106th Rescue Wing (from the West Hampton Beach) repelling from the rafters to present the colors. Be sure to look out for the Islanders Ice Girls, who will be showing their support by donning military-themed jerseys.

Last Game:

11/14/13: NYI 2 vs. LAK 3

The New York Islanders could not hold a two-goal, third-period lead and fell 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders held a 2-0 advantage at the second intermission, but the Kings scored three goals in the final frame, with Tyler Toffoli deflecting the winner past Kevin Poulin with 1:27 remaining.

Tonight’s Game:

The Islanders conclude a three-game homestand tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. It’s the first of three meetings this season between the clubs and Detroit’s first of two Coliseum visits in 14 days. The Isles are 5-0-1 in their last six games against Detroit and have not been beaten in regulation by the Red Wings since Black Friday, 2003.

Team Notes:

Streaking: John Tavares is on a four-game point and assist streak (1g/5a).

Career Wins: Evgeni Nabokov’s 340 career victories rank 18th on the NHL all time wins list. Nabokov ranks 19th all time in shutouts with 55, two behind Clint Benedict.

The Islanders and Red Wings game is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 network, with fave-off slated for 7:00 p.m.


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