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Live Updates - Islanders at Sabres 2/23/13

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders at Sabres 2\/23\/13
Running feed of Saturday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres

Live Updates - Islanders at Sabres

7:00 p.m. - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY

Pre-Game
Kevin Poulin in the building. He's the first call-up from AHL Bridgeport this season. Evgeni Nabokov will get the nod in goal tonight. Other than that, same lineup as the other night.

1st Period
5:27: Mark Streit takes the game's first penalty for interference. Sabres go to the power play.

7:27: Islanders 1-for-1 on the PK. Lots of zone time for Buffalo, but most of the shots were blocked or went wide.

10:50: Sabres going to the power play again as Colin McDonald gets whistled for interference.

12:50: Sabres unable to score again on the man advantage. Not a ton of great opportunities.

End 1st: NYI 0 BUF 0. Shots: NYI 13 BUF 9.

2nd Period
0:29: Ryan Miller makes a nice glove save on Matt Moulson from the slot. Still scoreless.

7:23: Nabokov with a side-to-side save on Nathan Gerbe and then Drew Stafford crashing the net. The goalies are matching each other save for save.

12:16: Still 0-0, but Sabres going to another power play as the Islanders get a bench minor for too many men on the ice.

14:24: Huge rebound save by Nabokov with the glove on Stafford, after making the original save on Ennis. One of his best saves of the year.

15:26: John Tavares takes a tripping minor on Christian Ehrhoff. Buffalo is 0-for-3 on the PP so far.

17:51: NYI 1-0. Streit breaks the deadlock on a feed from Matt Moulson. 4-on-2 rush, and Moulson threaded the pass through a couple defensemen, leaving Streit with an easy angle on goal, as Miller was playing the shot.

18:56: Michael Grabner forces a turnover just inside the Islanders blue line, streaks down the ice and buries a forehand past Miller. 2-0 Isles. Christian Ehrhoff basically threw his stick in an attempt to break up the shot.

19:18: Thomas Vanek goes off for interference. First Islanders PP of the night.

End 2nd: Miller makes one of the best saves of the night on Tavares' one-timer to keep it 2-0 Islanders. Shots: NYI 24 BUF 22.

Third Period
1:20: Moulson one-times one high and out of play as the penalty expires. Still 2-0 Isles.

4:24: Tavares makes it a three-goal game. Wins a battle behind the net against Sekera, wraps around and beats Miller top=shelf with a wrist shot. Moulson and Boyes with the helpers on Tavares' 12th.

15:35: Travis Hamonic to the penalty box for cross-checking.

17:35: Islanders just killed another power play, and the PK is 6-for-6 tonight. Still 3-0 Isles.
 
19:02: Colin McDonald scores on the power play, and the Islanders lead 4-0. Casey Cizikas' pass from behind the goal ricocheted off a Sabres defenseman across to McDonald at the left wing side, who wasted no time in going top-shelf.

New York Islanders
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 10 Keith Aucoin
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Marty Reasoner - 21 Kyle Okposo
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
52 Joe Finley – 2 Mark Streit
14 Thomas Hickey – 11 Lubomir Visnovsky

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Buffalo Sabres
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek - 19 Cody Hodgson - 29 Jason Pominville
42 Nathan Gerbe - 63 Tyler Ennis - 21 Drew Stafford
9 Steve Ott - 12 Kevin Porter - 55 Jochen Hecht
82 Marcus Foligno - 25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 36 Patrick Kaleta

Defensemen
24 Robyn Regehr - 57 Tyler Myers
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 44 Andrej Sekera
52 Alexander Sulzer - 6 Mike Weber

Goaltenders
30 Ryan Miller
1 Jhonas Enroth

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
10 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
11 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 22 9 12 -4 21
B. Nelson 22 10 10 6 20
K. Okposo 22 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 22 4 13 10 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 22 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 22 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 22 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 19 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 14 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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