My Islanders Account

NEWS

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

TORONTO 4, ISLANDERS 2

Monday, 11.20.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
New York Islanders
X
Share with your Friends


TORONTO 4, ISLANDERS 2
Islanders fight back, but can't overcome early deficit and lose to Leafs

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

The first ten minutes of the game didn't go well for the Islanders (9-7-3), who surrendered three goals in the first 9:23. They clawed back to get within one, but it wasn't enough as the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to win by the score of 4-2, Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.

Wade Belak fed an open Johnny Pohl at 2:53 of the first period for an easy one-timer to open the scoring.

The Islanders responded 2:10 later to even the score at one. Viktor Kozlov picked up a loose puck behind the net and fed Chris Simon, who blistered a shot past Andrew Raycroft for his second goal of the season.

Just 51 seconds after Simon's goal, Kyle Wellwood put the Leafs up 2-1 after an Islanders turnover. Nik Antropov skated in and fed Wellwood with Rick DiPietro down. Wellwood had an open net for his third goal of the year.

Darcy Tucker made it 3-1 on the power play with his 13th of the season. Tomas Kaberle fed a perfect pass to Tucker, who one-timed it home with 9:23 gone by in the first period.

The Islanders cut the lead to 3-2 with some tic-tac-toe passing on the power play with 3:59 left in the second. Mike Sillinger passed it to Alexei Yashin, and without hesitation, tapped it down-low to Jason Blake who slammed it home for his 11th goal of the season.

The Islanders pressured late, but couldn't come up with the equalizer, and Alexei Ponikarovsky put the game out of reach with a power play goal late in the third period to make it 4-2 Leafs.

The Islanders return home to play three games in four nights, taking on Carolina (Wednesday), Pittsburgh (Friday) and Washington (Saturday).

Five Stars of the Game:
1. Kyle Wellwood:
Goal and an assist
2. Darcy Tucker: Scored the game-winner on the power play
3. Chris Simon: Scored the Islanders' first goal
4. Tomas Kaberle: One assist and played nearly half the game 29:56
5. Jason Blake: Still sizzling, scoring his 11th of the season

Stat of the Game: The Islanders won 66% of the draws.

Slapshots: The Islanders scored their first power play goal since their November 15th game at Dallas...Jason Blake has seven goals in his last ten games...The Islanders gave up more than one power play for the first time in five games.

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6 Sean Hill

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 81 Miroslav Satan
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park

TORONTO
Goaltenders

1   Andrew Raycroft
30 Jean-Sebastien Aubin

Defensemen
3   Wade Belak - 24 Bryan McCabe
15 Tomas Kaberle - 73 Pavel Kubina
25 Hal Gill - 7 Ian White

Forwards 
 23 Alexei Ponikarovsky - 80 Nik Antropov - 42 Kyle Wellwood
16 Darcy Tucker - 14 Matthew Stajan - 92 Jeff O'Neill
18 Chad Kilger - 21 Johnny Pohl - 9 Aleksander Suglobov
10 Alexander Steen - 27 Michael Peca - 33 Bates Battaglia

 

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 11 6 5 -3 11
K. Okposo 11 2 6 -3 8
F. Nielsen 11 3 3 -3 6
B. Nelson 11 1 4 -5 5
T. Hickey 11 1 4 -5 5
A. Quine 10 1 4 -1 5
S. Prince 11 3 1 -1 4
R. Strome 8 1 3 1 4
N. Leddy 11 1 3 1 4
N. Kulemin 11 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 6 2 .923 2.46
J. Berube 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
Transportation
Pro Shops
Islanders TV
Iceworks
NewYorkIslanders.com is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and NewYorkIslanders.com 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 |  NHL.com Terms of Use