Live Updates - Islanders at Rangers 2/7/13

Thursday, 02.7.2013 / 6:45 PM ET / News
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Live Updates - Islanders at Rangers 2\/7\/13
Running feed of Thursday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers

Live Updates - Islanders at Rangers

7:00 p.m. - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Pre-Game

1st Period
1:29: After a turnover in the neutral zone, J.T. Miler scores to make it 1-0 Rangers. Nabokov got a piece of the shot from the left circle. Caught the defense going the wrong way as he entered the zone. Chris Kreider and Marc Staal get the assists. First NHL goal for Miller.

6:31: Henrik Lundqvist covers up after a Travis Hamonic shot hit some traffic in front. Matt Martin had a second try from the doorstep but to no avail.

9:24: Still 1-0 Rangers. Sthots: NYI 3 NYR 6

10:59: It's 2013, and the fans at the Garden still don't like Denis Potvin.

14:04: A prolonged attack leads to the Rangers' second goal. Shot from the point byStaal was blocked in front by Brian Strait. The rebound came out to the slot, where Marian Gaborik had time to pick his shot because of the tired D. Nabokov was screened by traffic in front.

15:49: Rick Nash heads to the box for holding. This would be a great time for the Islanders to snap out of their recent power play woes. Shots: NYI 6 NYR 9

19:28: Staal and Martin looked briefly entertained the idea of a fight, but they were quickly separated.

End 1st: NYR 2 NYI 0. Shots: NYI 8 NYR 10

2nd Period
3:50: Too many men on the ice called on the Rangers. J.T. Miller goes to serve it. Islanders are 0-for-1 on the job tonight.

10:15: David Ullstrom just received a nice feed in the right circle, ripped one on goal, and...glove save Lundqvist. Still 2-0 NYR. Shots: NYI 10 NYR 14. Ullstrom shaking his head going back to the bench.

11:13: John Tavares re-introduces himself to the Rangers with a laser-beam to the back of the net for his fifth of the season, cutting the score to 2-1. Islanders had a 3-on-2 with Tavares carrying the puck up the wing. Rangers D backed off on Tavares.

In 18 career games against the blueshirts, Tavares has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists).

16:08: Still 2-1 Rangers. Shots: NYI 13 NYR 16.

16:36: Rangers will see some more time on the power play. Matt Moulson gets tagged for interference. Isles PK is 1-for-1.

17:59: Michael Grabner, on a shorthanded breakaway, stymied by Lundqvist. Rick Nash, backchecking, gets acquainted with the net and knocks it off its moorings.

18:11: J.T. Miller again. On a breakaway. 3-1 Rangers. He was sprung on a nice pass through the neutral zone by Ryan McDonagh.

19:37: McDonagh gets 2 for roughing just before the end of the period.

End 2nd: Rangers lead 3-1. Shots: NYI 17 NYR 18.

3rd Period
0:00: Isles starting with 1:37 left on the PP.

4:09: Islanders are going to get another chance as Darroll Powe is escorted to the box for holding. Islanders are 0-for-3 on the PP.

8:23: Not that this was lost on me earlier, but Islanders Ice Girls > Rangers Ice...Crew?

10:19: Still 3-1 home team. Shots: NYI 23 NYR 20.

11:28: Ok, we've got another Islanders man advantage. McDonagh goes to the sin bin for interference.

13:28: Nothing getting through on the PP tonight. My count is 0-for-5.

16:50: Shots: NYI 26 NYR 23. Both goalies have made a few dandies.

17:52: Seconds after Nabokov leaves the crease for the extra attacker, McDonagh intercepts a pass through the neutral zone and puts this contest out of reach. Rangers 4-1.


New York Islanders
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 24 Brad Boyes
41 David Ullstrom - 10 Keith Aucoin - 53 Casey Cizikas
36 Eric Boulton - 16 Marty Reasoner - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
37 Brian Strait - 2 Mark Streit
52 Joe Finley - 14 Thomas Hickey

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro

New York Rangers
Forwards
14 Taylor Pyatt - 19 Brad Richards - 10 Marian Gaborik
62 Carl Hagelin - 21 Derek Stepan - 61 Rick Nash
20 Chris Kreider - 47 J.T. Miller - 24 Ryan Callahan
8 Darroll Powe - 15 Jeff Halpern - 45 Aaron Asham

Defensemen
18 Marc Staal - 4 Michael Del Zotto
27 Ryan McDonagh - 6 Anton Stralman
97 Matt Gilroy - 44 Steve Eminger

Goaltenders
30 Henrik Lundqvist
43 Martin Biron

A full game recap will be posted following the game.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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