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Live Updates - Islanders at Rangers 2/7/13

Thursday, 02.7.2013 / 6:45 PM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders at Rangers 2\/7\/13

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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 17 19 -4 36
K. Okposo 47 12 24 -9 36
B. Nelson 49 20 11 1 31
F. Nielsen 49 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 49 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 48 8 15 5 23
A. Lee 49 7 14 1 21
N. Leddy 49 3 16 -12 19
R. Strome 38 5 13 -6 18
N. Kulemin 49 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 10 4 .921 2.18
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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