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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins 3/10/13

Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins 3\/10\/13
Running feed of Sunday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins

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


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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