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Game Day: Jets-Islanders

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ABOUT THE ISLANDERS

This is the second of a five-game road trip to end the season for the Islanders, who knocked off the Maple Leafs 5-3 Thursday in Toronto.

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New York has earned points in nine straight games (7-0-2) and is 10-1-2 in its last 13.

Over the last 13 games, the Islanders have conceded 23 goals (1.77 per game).

The Islanders are 13-5-2 on the road, on pace for their best winning percentage (.700) in franchise history. Their top road winning percentage was .663, set in 1976-77 (23-10-7) and in 1980-81 (25-12-3).

New York is just 3-10-3 when John Tavares does not register a point.

Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has been in net for 38 of the Islanders, 44 games this season and is one back of San Jose's Antti Niemi in wins with 22. His 333 career wins ranking him third among active goalies, behind Martin Brodeur and Roberto Luongo, and 19th all-time.

Forward Matt Martin leads the NHL with 216 hits while Andrew MacDonald leads with 116 blocked shots -- six more than Winnipeg's Ron Hainsey.

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

3 Jacob Trouba

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

7 Derek Meech

8 Alex Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Mike Santorelli

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

20 Antti Miettinen

21 Aaron Gagnon

22 Chris Thorburn

23 Arturs Kulda

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

44 Zach Bogosian

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

20 Evgeni Nabokov

60 Kevin Poulin

2 Mark Streit

3 Travis Hamonic

4 Radek Martinek

6 Jesse Joensuu

7 Matt Carkner

10 Keith Aucoin

11 Lubomir Visnovsky

12 Josh Bailey

13 Colin McDonald

14 Thomas Hickey

16 Marty Reasoner

17 Matt Martin

21 Kyle Okposo

24 Brad Boyes

26 Matt Moulson

27 Anders Lee

36 Eric Boulton

37 Brian Strait

40 Michael Grabner

47 Andrew MacDonald

51 Frans Nielsen

52 Joe Finley

53 Casey Cizikas

91 John Tavares

(Lineups subject to change)

--Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 20, 2013 C11

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