Live Updates - Islanders vs. Senators 3/19/13

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 6:45 PM ET / News
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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Senators 3\/19\/13
Running feed of Tuesday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators

Live Updates - Islanders vs. Senators

7:00 p.m. - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

Pre-Game
Tonight's goaltending matchup is between Evgeni Nabokov and Ben Bishop. This will be the third Senators goaltender to face the Isles in as many head-to-head games this year.

1st Period
5:59: Colin McDonald takes a shot on goal, and Casey Cizikas, crashing the net, slips and plows into Bishop, taking the net off its moorings. No penalty, as there was some other contact with a defenseman that created the collision. Score is 0-0.

6:23: Senators get a wacky goal, something that seems to have happened a lot this season. Sergei Gonchar's shot from the right point gets deflected by Matt Kassian and goes through Nabokov. 1-0 Ottawa.

12:29: Islanders get awarded the game's first power play. Kyle Okposo draws a trip on Erik Condra.

14:29: New York is unsuccessful. Islanders are 0-for-1 on the PP, with one shot.

17:53: Keith Aucoin scores off a change, and his fifth of the season ties it at 1-1. Kyle Okposo attacks and gets below the goal line, spins around and finds Aucoin coming in the zone. Aucoin goes five-hole on Bishop. Josh Bailey gets the secondary.

End 1st: NYI 1 OTT 1. Shots: NYI 9 OTT 6.

1st Intermission: Little nugget from the game notes: Okposo reached a milestone tonight, playing in his 300th career NHL game.

2nd Period
0:14: Maybe the quickest goal to start a period all season for the Islanders, and Josh Bailey makes it 2-1 with his 50th career goal (it's milestone night at NVMC). Okposo looked like his mistimed a shot, but on replay is was just a great fake to a pass down to his line mate. Bailey drove to the net and opened up Bishop for a five-hole shot.

1:06: A hi-stick call to Daniel Alfredsson on Lubomir Visnovsky results in another Islanders man advantage. NYI is 0-for-2 so far with three shots.

1:51: Marc Methot has to be helped off the ice after taking a spill behind the goal line. He's headed to the room and is gingerly walking down the tunnel.

4:23: With the Isles 0-for-3 on the power play, the referees are going to call one the other way. Andrew MacDonald gets a justified 2 for holding.

4:47: Nabokov with an enormous save on Mike Zibanejad from the slot. That'll inspire a chant from the Coliseum faithful.

6:23: Islanders kill the rest of the minor off, and still lead 2-1. Ottawa took four shots on the power play.

10:11: Islanders going back to the PP. OTT has second-ranked PK in the league at 88.7%. Kassian off for interference.

11:46: Beautiful set-up to Visnovsky at the back door for his second goal of the season. 3-1 NYI. Moulson gets the puck down low from Boyes, gets Bishop to drop and makes a backhand pass across the crease. Isles were in the zone that whole PP. Isles are 1-for-4 on the man advantage tonight. Finally solved the Ottawa PK on their 13th try this season.

End 2nd: 16 seconds left on the Isles' 5th power play of the night. NYI 3 OTT 1. Shots: NYI 20 OTT 13.

3rd Period
1:07: Patrick Wiercioch scores on a blast from the top of the zone to cut the lead to 3-2. Puck was definitely deflected in front of the net.

2:15: Zack Smith scores his third of the season to tie this one at 3-3. Two-goal lead evaporated in a 1:08 span. Play started off a faceoff in the Isles zone, and Ottawa was able to work the puck from high to low quickly.

2:15: Looking back at the game sheet, they're now giving the second goal to Jakob Silfverberg, with assists to Wiercioch and Peter Regin.

5:10: Islanders will get yet another power play, as Gonchar gets sentenced two minutes for holding Colin McDonald on an Islanders rush.

7:30: Keith Aucoin puts the Isles back on top 4-3 with his second of the game, and they're going to review this goal for a possible kick. Okposo made a strong effort to get the puck in and deep, and Casey Cizikas got a loose puck behind the net and passed it in front to Aucoin. No. 10 had his stick on the ice while sliding with a defender, and the puck went in on a second opportunity.

7:30: No goal. They called that a kick. They're pretty stingy about that in Toronto. Still 3-3.

17:25: We're still tied at 3-3. Shots: NYI 28 OTT 20.

19:00: Gonchar shoots and the puck goes in on a deflection. Nabokov had just made a huge save on Silfverberg. Ottawa leads 4-3.


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

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

Ottawa Senators
Forwards
14 Colin Greening - 7 Kyle Turris - 33 Jakob Silfverberg
73 Guillaume Latendresse - 15 Zack Smith - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
22 Erik Condra - 93 Mika Zibanejad - 25 Chris Neil
28 Matt Kassian - 13 Peter Regin - 18 Jim O'Brien

Defensemen
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 55 Sergei Gonchar
3 Marc Methot - 62 Eric Gryba
4 Chris Phillips - 61 Andre Benoit

Goaltenders
30 Ben Bishop
40 Robin Lehner

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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