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TWO POINTS

Saturday, 03.25.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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TWO POINTS
Islanders 5, Thrashers 1

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Three-point nights from Miro Satan and Alexei Yashin powered the Islanders to an important 5-1 win over the 8th-place Thrashers. The victory gave the Islanders a six-game winning streak at the Coliseum, and kept the team's playoff hopes alive.
 
Though the Islanders couldn't capitalize on the first powerplay of the game, moments later more hard work from Sean Bergenheim got the Islanders on the board. Taking a pass from Alexei Yashin in the corner of the Thrashers' zone, he threw a shot on net and followed it into the crease, along with Jeff Tambellini. Their aggressive play helped force the puck through Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen's pads with enough power to allow it to trickle over the goal line. The goal gave the winger tallies in three consecutive games.
 
Early in the second period, the Isles went on their first penalty kill of the game, and ended up pulling ahead by two goals. A deflected Thrashers' point-shot ricocheted off Miro Satan's head, but he quickly recovered. Racing Jaroslav Modry to the puck, Satan dove and chipped it over to center ice, where Mike York picked it up, getting a breakaway opportunity. York deked left, forcing Lehtonen to dive, opening the right side of the net for the shorthanded goal.
 
Another kill later in the period put the Islanders back on the offensive, though this time with even-up manpower. The result was a pair of quick goals through traffic. Fed by a pass from Jason Blake, Satan stepped into the Thrashers' zone, deked a defenseman by cutting to the slot, and snaked a shot through four Atlanta players to beat Lehtonen just inside the left post. Just 43 seconds later, Yashin received a drop-pass from Rob Nilsson at the visitors' blueline, and used Blake as a screen to snap a wrister into the top corner of the net, over Lehtonen's shoulder, putting the Isles up 4-0.
 
The Isles opened the third period with a two-man advantage that carried over from the end of the second period, but couldn't score on the 5-on-3. Once time ran out on the first penalty though, the powerplay clicked, with York distributing from the point to Satan down low to Lehtonen's left. Satan dished it to Yashin at the top of the Atlanta crease, but with his stick checked, he could only move it across the net, where Bruno Gervais pinched in to hammer home his second of the season. It was the last goal of the night for Lehtonen, who was yanked halfway through the period.
 
Rick DiPietro's bid for a shutout ended not long after, in the aftermath of Eric Godard's fight with Eric Boulton. With a powerplay from Godard's instigator penalty, Atlanta went on the attack, and got pressure in the Isles' zone. DiPietro fought off a few attempts, but down in the crease, he couldn't stop Marian Hossa's tap-in off a cross-crease pass by Scott Mellanby.
 
OFF THE ICE: Three Stars of the Night: 1. Miro Satan, 2. Bruno Gervais, 3. Alexei Yashin... For the Islanders, Petteri Nokelainen (knee), Arron Asham (ankle), and Alexei Zhitnik (ankle) were scratched, while the Thrashers sat Garnet Exelby (healthy), Serge Aubin (knee), JP Vigier (knee)... Miro Satan is the Islanders' leading career scorer against the Thrashers with 15 goals and 30 points, though Alexei Yashin is this season's top gun, with eight points in four games against the Thrashers... Satan's next powerplay goal will give him a career-high 16... No one on the ice Tuesday has worn both jerseys... All-time, the Islanders have a 14-8-2-0 lead over Atlanta... After a four-game season series, the Isles took a 3-1 win, having split a pair of games in Atlanta to go with two wins at home.

FORWARDS
(10) Sean Bergenheim-(79) Alexei Yashin-(21) Rob Nilsson
(7) Trent Hunter-(16) Mike York-(81) Miroslav Satan
(15) Jeff Tambellini-(17) Shawn Bates-(55) Jason Blake
(27) Jeremy Colliton-(28) Wyatt Smith-(49) Eric Godard

DEFENSE
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek
(4) Joel Bouchard-(6) Bruno Gervais
(3) Denis Grebeshkov-(44) John Erskine

GOALTENDERS
(39) Rick DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow

THRASHERS
FORWARDS
(17) Ilya Kovalchuk-(9) Marc Savard-(19) Scott Mellanby
(13) Vyacheslav Kozlov-(23) Jim Slater-(18) Marian Hossa
(26) Ronald Petrovicky-(16) Bobby Holik-(12) Peter Bondra
(27) Patrik Stefan-(36) Eric Boulton-(29) Brad Larsen

DEFENSEMEN
(44) Jaroslav Modry-(34) Shane Hnidy
(7) Greg de Vries-(5) Steve McCarthy
(28) Niclad Havelid-(25) Andy Sutton

GOALTENDERS
(32) Kari Lehtonen
(1) Mike Dunham

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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