NHL

New York Islanders
Position
LW
 
Jersey
20
Name  Thomas Vanek
Born  1/19/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  217
Shoots  R
3/27/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Thomas Vanek had three points (one goal, two assists) Thursday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Vanek (26 G, 36 A) has had two three-point efforts in 11 games with the Habs but has delivered just three points combined in his other nine games during that timeframe.
 
3/18/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Thomas Vanek delivered a hat trick in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Colorado.
Insight: It's the ninth hat trick of Vanek's career and his first since January 31, 2013. Vanek had been scoreless in his first five games with Montreal prior to Tuesday.
 
3/6/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek is a go for Thursday night's game against Phoenix. SOURCE: Montreal Gazette
Insight: This will be Vanek's Montreal debut. He's expected to play on the second line alongside Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk.
 
3/5/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: The Islanders have traded Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.
Insight: Vanek (21 goals, 32 assists) was not going to re-sign with the Islanders after the season so the team was forced to trade him. His fantasy value doesn't change much, though it will be good for him to play for a team with playoff aspirations.
 
3/4/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Thomas Vanek will not play Tuesday against the Jets, according to John Shannon of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Vanek (21 goals, 32 assists) has played his last game with the Islanders, as the team is expected to trade him before Wednesday's deadline.
 
3/4/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: The Bruins and Ducks are both in on Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek, who is expected to be dealt before tomorrow's trade deadline. SOURCE: David Pagnotta, TheFourthPeriod.com
Insight: With no guarantee that Vanek (21 goals, 32 assists) will re-sign as a free agent this summer, it makes sense for the Islanders to deal him now so they can at least get something in return. Boston acquired Jaromir Jagr at the trade deadline last season and could make another big splash at this year's deadline. Acquiring Vanek would certainly qualify.
 
Hot3/2/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist Sunday against the Panthers.
Insight: Vanek has recorded four points the last two games despite playing without John Tavares, who is out for the season with a knee injury. The 30-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season and likely will be traded before the deadline.
 
2/6/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: The Islanders are looking to trade left wing Thomas Vanek before Friday's Olympic trade deadline. SOURCE: Renaud Lavoie, Le Journal de Montreal
Insight: It's become increasingly clear to the Islanders that Vanek is going to leave when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Vanek (19 goals, 28 assists) would make a nice supporting piece for a contender like Anaheim or Minnesota.
 
2/4/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: According to Newsday, New York left wing Thomas Vanek is preparing to test the open market this summer. Vanek's current contract expires after this season.
Insight: His other option would be to sign a long-term deal with the Islanders. Returning to the Isles remains an option for the 30-year-old Vanek though it makes sense for him to see what else is out there. Vanek had spent his previous eight and a half seasons with Buffalo before being traded to the Islanders in October.
 
2/4/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: The Islanders are looking to trade left wing Thomas Vanek before Friday's Olympic trade deadline. SOURCE: Renaud Lavoie, Le Journal de Montreal
Insight: It's become increasingly clear to the Islanders that Vanek is going to leave when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Vanek would make a nice supporting piece for a contender like Anaheim or Minnesota.
 
Hot1/25/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: The Penguins put a stop to Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek's six-game scoring streak Thursday, but Vanek came back with a goal and an assist Saturday against the Blues. He had a second goal, which would have been the game-winner with 1:15 left in overtime, overturned by review because league officials ruled that Vanek kicked the puck in.
Insight: After starting off slowly following his trade from the Sabres to the Isles, Vanek has generated 25 points (nine goals) in his last 19 games. However, he wasn't happy about the call that cost his team a point. "I think it's a terrible call," said Vanek. "I don't know if it's who we are. If that's Pittsburgh or a top team, that's maybe a goal. It's just a terrible call. We all know what a kicking motion is."
 
1/23/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Don't be surprised if Thomas Vanek re-signs with the Islanders when he becomes a free agent next summer. SOURCE: Newsday
Insight: Even if the Islanders trade him, Vanek said he'd be open to returning to New York. He's averaged exactly a point per game in his 36 contests for the Isles this season.
 
Hot1/22/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek has come up with 23 points in his last 17 games.
Insight: It took some time for Vanek to develop chemistry with John Tavares after coming over from Buffalo in a trade, but the top line of Tavares-Vanek-Kyle Okposo has been clicking in the past month.
 
Hot1/22/2014 12:02:00 AM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist against the Rangers Tuesday night.
Insight: Vanek has 18 goals and 27 assist in 48 games. He's certainly living up to the hype.
 
Hot1/6/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek's two assists Monday against the Stars extended his scoring streak to nine games.
Insight: Vanek has five goals and 14 points during the streak. After failing to make an impact initially, playing with John Tavares is finally yielding positive results for Vanek.
 
Hot1/2/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek extended his scoring streak to seven games with a goal on Thursday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Vanek has four goals and 10 points during the streak. New York's top line of John Tavares, Vanek and Kyle Okposo is really clicking right now and has helped the Isles go 5-2 in their last seven games.
 
Hot12/21/2013 9:43:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek notched two goals Saturday against Anaheim.
Insight: Vanek also scored Friday against the Rangers and has five goals over his last seven games.
 
12/20/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek had the game-winning goal Friday against the Rangers.
Insight: Vanek has three goals and five points over his last six games and 14 points (seven goals) in 20 games since coming over to the Isles in a trade.
 
11/22/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek scored two goals Friday in his return to the lineup.
Insight: Vanek missed five straight games with an upper-body injury. He'll continue to play on a line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo, which should give him strong fantasy value.
 
11/22/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek missed Tuesday's game against Toronto and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh, but according to Arthur Staple of Newsday he'll play.
Insight: Tuesday was the fifth game in a row he's missed because of an upper body injury. Fantasy owners need his production (12 points in 19 games) back in the lineup asap.
 

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
Final
LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
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