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ISLANDERS 5, ATLANTA 2

Thursday, 02.1.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS 5, ATLANTA 2
Dunham's impressive netminding leads to Isles victory

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By Jason Lockhart

Mike Dunham made 30 saves, including a few incredible ones to help the Islanders skate past the Southeast Division-leading Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 Thursday night at Philips Arena.

The Islanders briefly gave up the lead after going into the third period up 2-1, but Jason Blake scored the tie-breaker with 8:08 left in the third period before the Islanders tacked on two more.

The line of Jeff Tambellini, Viktor Kozlov and Miroslav Satan combined for three goals as Tambellini tallied three assists in his second game of the season with the Islanders.

Jon Sim scored the opening goal by banking in a wraparound off Islanders defenseman Allan Rourke's skate and past Dunham, 6:08 into the game.

The Islanders got it right back less than two minutes later. Satan's pass off the rush slipped through goaltender Kari Lehtonen's legs after deflecting off Kozlov and Atlanta defenseman Greg de Vries' sticks. Kozlov's 17th goal of the season was also assisted by Tambellini.

Dunham, Richard Park, Brendan Witt and Freddy Meyer did a marvelous job killing of a 5-on-3 Thrashers power play late in the first period that lasted 1:16.

Satan scored his 15th goal of the season to make it 2-1 Islanders. Tambellini battled behind the net and helped slide it over to Satan, who chipped it by Lehtonen with 8:49 remaining in the second period.

Marian Hossa was rewarded a penalty shot with 5:23 left in the second frame after being hauled down by Witt while on a breakaway. Hossa's shot hit the post, but did not cross the goal line.

Dunham made the save of the game late in the second when Ilya Kovalchuk lined up for a one-timer deep in the slot. Kovalchuk's shot was on its way in when Dunham snagged it with the glove to keep it 2-1 Islanders.

After Jim Slater tied the game in the third period, Blake regained the Islanders' lead. Blake streaked down the right wing and lifted the puck over Lehtonen for his team-leading 27th goal of the season.

The Islanders padded their lead on the power play. Kozlov passed the puck across to Sean Hill, who threw it into the crease off Trent Hunter's skate past Lehtonen with 3:59 remaining in the final period.

Kozlov sealed the game with an empty net goal for a 5-2 Islanders lead.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Mike Dunham:
Brilliant in goal stopping
2. Jeff Tambellini: Three assists in his second NHL game of the season
3. Viktor Kozlov: Two goals and an assist
4. Miroslav Satan: A goal and two assists
5. Jason Blake: Tallied the game-winner late in the third period


Stat of the Game: Randy Robitaille won 81% of his draws.

Slapshot: Jason Blake is one shy of his career high of 28 goals in one season...Exactly 15 years ago, Denis Potvin became the first Islander to have his jersey retired...Alexei Yashin, Shawn Bates, Tom Poti and Bruno Gervais were tonight's Islanders scratches.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
38 Allan rourke- 44 Freddy Meyer
14 Chris Campoli - 6 Sean Hill
 
Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
12 Chris Simon - 27 Randy Robitaille 55 Jason Blake
15 Jeff Tambellini - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 81 Miroslav Satan
10 Richard Park - 51 Frans Nielsen - 45 Arron Asham


ATLANTA
Goaltenders
32 Kari Lehtonen
1   Johan Hedberg

Defensemen
2   Garnett Exelby - 7 Greg de Vries
5   Steve McCarthy - 34 Shane Hnidy
25 Andy Sutton - 28 Niclas Havelid
 
Forwards
17 Ilya Kovalchuk - 20 Steve Rucchin - 9 Glen Metropolit
39 Niko Kapanen -13 Slava Kozlov - 18 Marian Hossa
29 Brad Larsen - 16 Bobby Holik - 11 J.P. Vigier
14 Jon Sim - 23 Jim Slater -19 Scott Mellanby

 

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 51 21 24 -3 45
K. Okposo 52 15 29 -10 44
F. Nielsen 54 15 20 -2 35
B. Nelson 54 20 11 -2 31
M. Grabovski 54 9 16 2 25
N. Leddy 54 4 21 -11 25
A. Lee 54 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 53 9 15 3 24
R. Strome 43 6 15 -5 21
C. Cizikas 54 5 13 4 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 12 4 .914 2.42
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .930 2.21
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