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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins 3/10/13

Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 6:45 PM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins 3\/10\/13

Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins

7:00 p.m. - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-Game
Tomas Vokoun in net for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Nabokov in for the Islanders, starting back-to-back nights. Both teams playing the second game of back-to-backs.

1st Period
7:10: Pascal Dupuis scores on a one-timer from Chris Kunitz along the goal line to give Pittsburgh a 1-0 edge. Nabokov wasn't expecting the shot from that angle, and it glanced off the inside of his pads and in. Sidney Crosby with the secondary.

11:45: Brad Boyes gets called for tripping on Kennedy in the neutral zone. Pittsburgh will go to their second power play (0-for-1).

12:24: Travis Hamonic skates to the box for interference on James Neal following a little bump. While that is technically interference, it's tough to imagine a world-class player like Neal doesn't know how to stand on skates.

13:00: Lots of attack time and tons of pressure for the Penguins on this 5-on-3. Nabokov with a huge sliding save on Neal, and seconds later Crosby hits the post to Nabokov's left.

13:46: Kunitz scores on a feed in front by Neal to make it 2-0. Crosby is going to get the secondary helper. Lubomir Visnovsky was left with the task of covering two guys down low, and Kunitz redirected it in from the crease. The good news: Boyes' penalty had expired one second before, so we're right back to 5-on-5.

16:17: Andrew MacDonald gets penalized for delay of game. That was a very liberal interpretation of the rule. Definitely more of a deflection. Not intentional in the slightest, and that's the argument Capuano and co. are making.

16:41: Kunitz scores and it's 3-0. One-time tap-in from in front. This team will make you pay on the man advantage. 16th of the year from Neal and Crosby (three assists).

End 1st: PIT 3 NYI 0. Shots: NYI 4 PIT 12. Power plays: NYI 0-for-0 PIT 1-for-4.

2nd Period
8:07: Brad Boyes shows his quick release to make the score 3-1. Simon Despres got tied up with the puck at the blue line and fell to the ice, springing Boyes down the wing. Not sure Vokoun saw that was go by. 6th of the year for Boyes, with an assist from Casey Cizikas, who was on his way off the ice for a change when he passed it ahead, and Matt Moulson.

13:00: Dan Bylsma calls Pittsburgh's timeout following an icing call. Shots in this period are 2-2. Total for the game: NYI 6 PIT 14.

13:34: Crosby drops a pass behind to Kris Letang, whose shot is stopped by Evgeni Nabokov. The rebound was scooped up by a crashing Kunitz, who completes his hat trick to give PIT a 4-1 lead. Second hat trick of the year for Kunitz, and Crosby has four assists.

13:50: Neal has definitely made his presence felt, and now he makes it 5-1 with a goal on a breakaway. Second goal for the Pens in 16 seconds. 17th of the season for Neal. Nabokov remains in the game. Letang with his second assist of the game and 23rd of the season.

End 2nd: PIT 5 NYI 1. Shots: NYI 10 PIT 17

3rd Period
0:00: Kevin Poulin will play the third period. He's played in one game this season (Feb. 24 vs. CAR - loss).

6:39: Crosby sets up Dupuis down low and it's 6-1. Islanders couldn't clear the zone, and the Penguins had a 2-on-0 in front of Poulin. Second of the game for Dupuis. Kunitz gets an assist.



New York Islanders
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Marty Reasoner - 41 David Ullstrom
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey – 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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