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Brooklyn Bound: Flames @ New York Islanders preview (9/82)

The second night in NYC pits the Flames against the relocated Isles.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ New York Islanders - 5pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV Sportsnet West MSG+
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan
Get the lowdown on the opposition at Lighthouse Hockey

Last night started well, for 30 minutes anyway. Let's hope that's not a running theme as the Flames make their debut appearance in the Barclays Center against the Brooklyn Islanders.

After losing their first two of the season, a home and home series against the Blackhawks, the Isles have won five of the last six, including three in their new shiny building with the funny-angled seats. They're no longer the perennial tankers, and are a damn good side. Uh oh.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames New York Islanders
4 Points 11
28th Overall Position 7th
13th (W) Conference 5th (E)
6th (P) Division 3rd (M)
2-6-0 Season Record 5-2-1
1L Current Streak 1W
44-46-20 Overall Vs 46-44-20
0-0-0 Season Vs 0-0-0
-15 Season Goal Difference 5
2 Goals For Average 3.375
3.875 Goals Against Average 2.75
Time On Ice/Game
Dennis Wideman (25:53) Defence Travis Hamonic (24:14)
Sean Monahan (20:21) Offence John Tavares (17:46)
David Jones (3)
Mark Giordano (3)
Goals John Tavares (5)
Johnny Gaudreau (9) Assists John Tavares (6)
Johnny Gaudreau (10)
Points John Tavares (11)
Special Teams
14.29 Powerplay% 23.81
3 Powerplay Goals For 5
Dougie Hamilton (1)
Jiri Hudler (1)
David Jones (1)
PPG Leader Five skaters (1)
80 Penalty Kill % 90.32
5 PK Goals Conceded 3
0 Shorthanded Goals For 1
Mark Giordano (22) Shots On Goal Johnny Boychuk (28)
Joe Colborne (33.3) Shot % Thomas Hickey (40)
Faceoff Leaders
Joe Colborne (57.1) FO% Brock Nelson (58.3)
Jiri Hudler (69.61) ZSO% Marek Zidlicky (74.58)
Brandon Bollig (19) PIM John Tavares (16)
Micheal Ferland (24) Hits Matt Martin (41)
Kris Russell (30) Blocked Shots Calvin De Haan (23)
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (53.3) Defence Marek Zidlicky (53.05)
Michael Frolik (50.24) Forward Frans Nielsen (49.22)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (52.59) Defence Marek Zidlicky (57.60)
Michael Frolik (49.34) Forward Frans Nielsen (51.11)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (87.2)
Joni Ortio (100)
All Situations % Jaroslav Halak (92)
Thomas Greiss (93.2)
Jonas Hiller (88.24)
Joni Ortio (100)
Even Strength
5 on 5 %
Jaroslav Halak (90)
Thomas Greiss (93.86)
Data courtesy of and

Don't I know you?

There are no common players for tonight's game, which makes a novel change. Johnny Boychuk is a native of the YYC though.


Calgary Flames 1-4 New York Rangers

Game recap

It started well, almost too well in fact. The Rangers came back into the game, though, and the class won out.

Projected lines

  • No new injury worries last night, so it should be the same lineup as the one which faced the Rangers.
  • Save for in goal, where Joni Ortio gets his first start of the year. Good luck, kid.
Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne Derek Grant David Jones
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Josh Jooris
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano Dennis Wideman
Kris Russell Deryk Engelland
Ladislav Smid Dougie Hamilton
Jonas Hiller Joni Ortio (s)
  • The Isles have nobody on their IR, and so have a full strength side to pick from.
New York Islanders (c/o
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Ryan Strome
Josh Bailey Frans Nielsen Kyle Okposo
Nikolay Kulemin Mikhail Grabovski Brock Nelson
Matt Martin Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defence
Nick Leddy Johnny Boychuk
Calvin De Haan Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey Marek Zidlicky
Jaroslav Halak (s) Thomas Greiss


There are no attainable milestones tonight, unless the Isles go on a rampage...oh.

Other games tonight

Road Home Time (MT)
Coyotes Maple Leafs 5:30pm
Ducks Blackhawks 6:30pm

Join us in the gamethread, where we'll be hoping Boychuk remembers where he's from.