❯❯ About the ISLANDERS

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❯❯ About the ISLANDERS

The Islanders had their three-game winning streak snapped in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday night — a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild. It was the first of four consecutive games on the road for New York.

Former Jets captain Andrew Ladd returns to the MTS Centre for the first time in an Islanders jersey tonight. The 31-year-old left-winger, who was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks last season and signed a seven-year, US$38.5-million deal with New York in the off-season, is off to a slow start with his new team. Playing on the club’s third line, Ladd has seven goals and 11 points in 35 games so far.

Islanders captain John Tavares is off to a relatively slow start with 10 goals and 25 points in 35 games. Tavares has been almost a point per game producer during his eight-year career.


1 Thomas Greiss G

30 Jean-Francois Berube G

41 Jaroslav Halak G

2 Nick Leddy D

3 Travis Hamonic D

4 Dennis Seidenberg D

10 Alan Quine C

11 Shane Prince C

12 Josh Bailey LW

14 Thomas Hickey D

15 Cal Clutterbuck RW

16 Andrew Ladd LW

18 Ryan Strome RW

24 Stephen Gionta RW

25 Jason Chimera LW

27 Anders Lee LW

29 Brock Nelson LW

42 Scott Mayfield D

44 Calvin de Haan D

50 Adam Pelech D

53 Casey Cizakas C

55 Johnny Boychuk D

72 Anthony Beauvillier LW

86 Nikolay Kulemin LW

91 John Tavares (C) C

Head coach: Jack Capuano

Assistant coaches: Doug Weight, Bob Corkum, Greg Cronin, Matt Bertani

Goaltending coach: Mike Dunham

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34 Michael Hutchinson G

37 Connor Hellebuyck G

4 Paul Postma D

5 Mark Stuart D

7 Ben Chiarot D

8 Jacob Trouba D

12 Drew Stafford RW

16 Shawn Matthias C

17 Adam Lowry C

18 Bryan Little C

19 Nic Petan LW

22 Chris Thorburn RW

26 Blake Wheeler RW

27 Nikolaj Ehlers LW

29 Patrik Laine RW

33 Dustin Byfuglien D

39 Toby Enstrom D

44 Josh Morrissey D

55 Mark Scheifele (A) C

85 Mathieu Perreault C

91 Alex Burmistrov C

Head coach: Paul Maurice

Assistant coaches: Charlie Huddy, Jamie Kompon, Todd Woodcroft

Goaltending coach: Wade Flaherty

(Lineups subject to change)

— Mike Sawatzky



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Mike Sawatzky

Mike Sawatzky

Mike has been working on the Free Press sports desk since 2003.

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