My Islanders Account


  • RSS


Saturday, 11.19.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
New York Islanders
Share with your Friends

Islanders 5, Florida 3


By Kerry Gwydir and Chris Botta

Shawn Bates scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season in leading the Islanders to a 5-3 win over the Panthers in South Florida tonight.

The Islanders led the game 2-1 on goals by Bates and Miroslav Satan heading in to the third period and exploded with three goals early to put the game away. Oleg Kvasha scored at 4:12 of the third, then Bates got his second only eight seconds later on one of the Islanders' prettiest passing plays of the season. Brad Lukowich's first pass his Jason Blake in stride. Blake played give-and-go with Trent Hunter while crossing the blueline and heading to the net. Blake threaded a perfect pass to Bates, who snapped it past Riberto Luongo to make it 4-1.

At 5:47 of the third period, Chris Campoli one-timed a slapper past Luongo (with Mark Parrish screening) off a soft pass from Radek Martinek, who received the puck when Satan cleanly won the offensive zone faceoff.

"We did all the little things well tonight," said Islander coach Steve Stirling. "I thought we took care of our own zone. On offense, we got in front of Luongo. On at least three of our goals, he never saw the shot because Parry or someone else was paying the price in front of the net."

Bates suffered a hamstring injury in the final minute of play, putting a damper on the Islanders' spirits despite going 3-1 on the road trip. "He's been our best player the last few weeks," said Campoli. "That's probably why you didn't see us celebrating at the end of the game like we normally would." Bates will be re-evaulated when the team returns to Long Island.

The Islanders appeared to have scored less then a minute in when Luongo couldn't control a Mike York shot and swatted the puck behind him. An alert Stephen Weiss swept the puck out of the net as it crossed the line. After a lengthy video replay, it was decided no goal.

Kristian Huselius scored the first countable goal of the contest six minutes in when he beat DiPietro between the wickets from a sharp angle.   A power play opportunity tied the game for the Isles with 8:32 to go in the same stanza when Miroslav Satan, back on a line with Alexei Yashin, ripped off his team-leading 12th goal of the season. A screen by Mark Parrish allowed Satan's wrister from the right faceoff dot to beat Luongo. It was the first of two goals that Parrish played a big part in, but didn't get a point to show for it.

"That's okay," said Parrish. "My job is to get to the front of the net so guys like Miro and Yash can fire their shots. If I can get my stick on it, it's a bonus. My first job is to make sure the goalie doesn't see the shot. Luongo is an excellent goalie, but in those cases it helps me that he likes to stay deep in the crease because I can get in front of him."

After a relatively quiet second period, Bates continued his goal-scoring prowess with 2:06 to go in the stanza by notching his ninth of the year. The score came as a result of Trent Hunter going to the front of the net and screening Luongo as Bates fluttered a shot on net.

But only two nights after the Islanders lost a game in the final minutes of the third period, tonight the third period was the difference for the Islanders.

"We didn't sit back at 2-1," said Campoli. "We took it to them and got on a roll."

The Islanders' penalty killing streak was extended to 34 as they killed all six of Florida's power plays...After taking 12 shots on goal in the first two periods combined, the Islanders took another 12 in the first half of the third period...
With the Islanders ahead 5-1, former teammates Eric Godard and Eric Cairns squared off in a heavyweight battle...Gary Roberts' goal -- his 400th NHL goal -- at 11:32 and a goal by Olli Jokinen with 2:01 left in the game made the score 5-3...
Martinek -- seemingly getting better every night the last three weeks -- had two assists...Petteri Nokelainen (knee) and Tomi Pettinen were the Islanders' scratches.

(45) Arron Asham-(79) Alexei Yashin-(81) Miroslav Satan
(21) Robert Nilsson-(16) Mike York-(37) Mark Parrish
(55) Jason Blake-(17) Shawn Bates-(7) Trent Hunter
(49) Eric Godard-(12) Oleg Kvasha-(11) Mattias Weinhandl

(77) Alexei Zhitnik-(3) Brent Sopel
(25) Brad Lukowich-(44) Janne Niinimaa
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek

(39) Rick DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow

(10) Gary Roberts-(12) Olli Jokinen-(14) Niklas Hagman
(77) Chris Gratton-(9) Stephen Weiss-(22) Kristian Huselius
(23) Martin Gelinas-(15) Josef Stumpel-(13) Juraj Kolnik
(44) Greg Campbell-(43) Serge Payer-(40) Greg Jacina

(4) Jay Bouwmeester-(55) Sean Hill
(20) Joel Kwiatkowski-(26) Mike Van Ryn
(33) Eric Cairns-(2) Lukas Krajicek

(1) Roberto Luongo
(29) Jamie McLennan




1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47


K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
Pro Shops
Islanders TV
Iceworks is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster | Terms of Use