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Live Updates - Islanders at Sabres 2/23/13

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
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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 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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