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Islanders v Stars 1/6/14

Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (14-22-7) play host to the Dallas Stars (20-14-7) in NHL action at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Monday night.

Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Photo by: Stacy Podelski


1/4/14: NYI 2 vs. CAR 3

The Islanders had their three-game winning streak snapped Saturday night, falling 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Coliseum. John Tavares and Thomas Vanek scored for the Islanders, who fell to Carolina for the third time this season.


The Islanders conclude a three-game homestand tonight with their first game against the Stars since 2011. The teams met twice in December 2011, with each team winning on the other’s ice.


Point Streaks: Thomas Vanek is on a career-high, eight-game point streak (5g/7a). John Tavares has points in five straight games (4g/4a), while Andrew MacDonald is on a four-game assist streak (0g/6a). Kyle Okposo saw his eight-game point streak (6g/7a) come to an end Saturday against the Hurricanes.

Back-To-Backs: The Islanders open their 11th set of back-to-back games tonight. They are 4-6-0 on the front end, and 3-5-2 on the back-end of back-to-backs this season. The club will total 16 back-to-back sets this season.

Nabby In Net: Evgeni Nabokov has started nine of 10 games since returning from a groin injury Dec. 14. He’s gone 4-3-2 with a 2.21 GAA since his return.

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.


John Tavares – 5 points shy of 300

The Islanders and Stars are set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:oo p.m.



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