Last 10: Islanders 5-5-0; Winnipeg 4-5-1
With another disappointing season winding down, the New York Islanders are at least hoping to leave
a positive impression on their fans during Thursday night's home finale.
Doing so, however, could prove difficult against a Winnipeg Jets team that's experienced plenty of
recent success at Nassau Coliseum.
New York (33-36-11), which hasn't made a postseason appearance since 2006-07, was eliminated from
contention with Saturday's 6-3 loss to Boston.
The Islanders find themselves on the verge of dropping four straight in regulation for the first
time all season after falling 5-1 to Ottawa on Sunday and 3-1 at New Jersey on Tuesday.
Matt Moulson scored his team-leading 35th goal Tuesday while Al Montoya made 17 saves. Montoya, who
has a 4.36 goals-against average while starting each of the last three games, is hoping to see New
York finish strong.
"We've done it through stretches of the year," he said. "We know what type of team we can be when we
are consistent and give that effort that everyone expects out of us and we expect out of ourselves.
That's what we hope for and that's what we will bring to our fans on Thursday night."
The Islanders have taken two of three from Winnipeg (37-34-9) this season, with their only loss
coming 3-0 at home Nov. 3. The Jets franchise has averaged 3.86 goals in going 5-1-1 over its last
seven visits to Long Island.
While Winnipeg was also eliminated from playoff contention Saturday with a 3-2 overtime loss at
Tampa Bay, the Jets posted a 5-4 come-from-behind overtime win at Southeast Division-leading Florida
After falling behind 3-0, Winnipeg scored four straight goals and won on Andrew Ladd's second tally
3:12 into OT.
"To say it's not tough to get motivated and find a way to get up, would be a lie," said Ladd, who
has one goal in six career road meetings against New York.
"It's something we talked about. Playing for each other and owing it to ourselves to finish this up
the right way and do the right things. After a bit of a rough start, I think we started to do those
Ondrej Pavelec made 34 saves in winning for the second time in his last eight games. He has a 3.96
GAA over that stretch.
Pavelec is 3-4-1 with a 2.59 GAA versus the Islanders. He turned away 34 shots in the Nov. 3 win.
Left wing Evander Kane scored and added an assist in that matchup for his only points in 11 meetings
with the Islanders. Kane also scored Tuesday, giving him 11 goals and 13 assists in his last 22
The Islanders have allowed 23 goals in going 1-4-1 over their last six at home.
These teams conclude their seasons Saturday, when the Jets host the Lightning and the Islanders
Lifted from: Jets @ Islanders Preview
HEAD TO HEAD
Player TeamGP GS WL SA GA GAA Sv Sv% SO G A PIM TOI Ondrej PavelecWPG6766292820111872.918240.90740203,871:58Al MontoyaNYI2924810770782.936920.89900021,599:43
SCORING LEADERS - ISLANDERS AND JETS
Player TeamPos GP G A P+/- PIM PP SH GW OT S S% TOI/G Sft/G FO% John TavaresNYIC80314879-526708127811.220:3421.751.1Matt MoulsonNYIL80353368161405021616.219:1620.950PA ParenteauNYIR79184967-789602016710.818:4721.238.5Blake WheelerWPGR7817466355160302058.318:5921.733.3Evander KaneWPGL723026561251604128310.617:2920.634.1Dustin ByfuglienWPGD64113950-87240302165.124:06:0025.50Andrew LaddWPGL80272148-764406225910.419:3023.454.2Kyle WellwoodWPGC771829473440119319.414:5718.354Mark StreitNYID8073946-264430111464.823:2324.90Bryan LittleWPGC72242145-1024606015915.120:1124.349.9Frans NielsenNYIC80172744-46501012613.517:3022.545.2Kyle OkposoNYIR77212142-1646302014714.316:5719.947.4Nik AntropovWPGC6714203414240009015.616:2920.643.5Josh BaileyNYIC78131831-1132131010212.715:1219.143.9Tobias EnstromWPGD60525303382010925.423:5026.50Michael GrabnerNYIR76171128-1812112016610.215:3720.660Alexander BurmistrovWPGC74131528542110011711.116:3920.443.3Zach BogosianWPGD6342428-37110001442.823:1526.30Travis HamonicNYID712212347310001211.722:2726.20Andrew MacDonaldNYID7351419-6221000707.123:2926.80
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DateVisitorHomeTime (CT)W/L/OTTV Network/ResultsThu, 16 Feb 2012JetsWild7:00 PMWFINAL WPG (4) - MIN (3) SOFri, 17 Feb 2012BruinsJets7:00 PMWFINAL BOS (2) - WPG (4)Sun, 19 Feb 2012AvalancheJets7:30 PMWFINAL COL (1) - WPG (5)Tue, 21 Feb 2012FlyersJets6:00 PMOTFINAL PHI (5) - WPG (4) OTThu, 23 Feb 2012LightningJets7:30 PMWFINAL TBL (3) - WPG (4)Sat, 25 Feb 2012BluesJets1:00 PMSOFINAL STL (3) - WPG (2) SOMon, 27 Feb 2012OilersJets7:30 PMLFINAL EDM (5) - WPG (3)Thu, 1 Mar 2012PanthersJets7:30 PMW!FINAL FLA (0) - WPG (7)Mon, 5 Mar 2012SabresJets7:00 PMWFINAL BUF (1) - WPG (3)Thu, 8 Mar 2012JetsCanucks9:00 PMLFINAL WPG (2) - VCR (3)Fri, 9 Mar 2012JetsFlames8:00 PMLFINAL WPG (3) - EDM (5)Wed, 14 Mar 2012StarsJets7:30 PMWFINAL DAL (2) - WPG (5)Fri, 16 Mar 2012CapitalsJets7:30 PMWFINAL WSH (2) - WPG (3)Sun, 18 Mar 2012HurricanesJets7:30 PMLFINAL CAR (4) - WPG (3)Tue, 20 Mar 2012JetsPenguins6:00 PMLFINAL WPG (4) - PIT (8)Fri, 23 Mar 2012JetsCapitals6:00 PMWFINAL WPG (4) - WSH (3)Sat, 24 Mar 2012JetsPredators6:00 PMLFINAL WPG (1) - NSH (3)Mon, 26 Mar 2012SenatorsJets7:30 PMLFINAL OTT (6) - WPG (4)Wed, 28 Mar 2012RangersJets6:00 PMLFINAL NYI (4) - WPG (2)Fri, 30 Mar 2012JetsHurricanes6:00 PMWFINAL WPG (4) - CAR (3) OTSat, 31 Mar 2012JetsLightning6:00 PMLFINAL WPG (2) TBL (3) OTTue, 3 Apr 2012JetsPanthers6:30 PMWFINAL WPG (4) FLA (3)Thu, 5 Apr 2012JetsIslanders6:00 PM-TSN-JETS(HD)Sat, 7 Apr 2012LightningJets6:00 PM-CBC
...for my last GDT of 2011/2012. No really this time!
Lifted from: Jets @ Islanders Preview