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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Penguins 3/22/13

Friday, 03.22.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Penguins 3\/22\/13
Running feed of Friday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins

Live Updates - Islanders vs. Penguins

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

Pre-Game
Evgeni Nabokov gets the start tonight. Joe Finley is in for Thomas Hickey on defense. Pittsburgh has won 10 straight heading into tonight.



1st Period
3:31: Matt Martin and Craig Adams drop the gloves at center ice, and that one was over by the time it started. Matt Martin with a quick flurry to earn the W.

4:00: Islanders have controlled the play, and the shots are 5-0 in their favor. No idea how Frans Nielsen didn't score on a rebound opportunity that rolled away from Tomas Vokoun. Frans pushed it across the crease with the netminder out of position. Still 0-0.

7:25: Stoppage in play. Adams just left the penalty box to head down the hallway to the room.

7:46: Mark Streit gets the Islanders on the board 1-0. One-timer from high in the zone went high glove on Vokoun. Straight off a faceoff. Matt Carkner and Frans Nielsen got the assists. First point of the year for Carkner.

11:14: Islanders still lead 1-0, with a 12-0 advantage in shots. Vokoun is definitely getting his cardio in tonight. TV timeout - he skates to the bench for a towel and water, while Nabokov does lower body stretches to the right of his crease.

12:53: James Neal welcomes Evgeni Nabokov to the game with Pittsburgh's first shot from the high slot. No danger for the veteran goalie.Shots: NYI 12 PIT 1

19:04: We have the game's first penalty. Matt Martin gets two minutes for holding. Shots: NYI 14 PIT 3.

End 1st: Isles PK looking pretty good. 1:05 remaining on the minor, but we reach intermission with a 1-0 home team lead and a 14-3 shots advantage.

2nd Period
18:55: Martin tlies out of the box, the the Pittsburgh power play is 0-for-1. Couple of distance shots from Matt Niskanen, but nothing too dangerous.

8:11: Joe Vitale snipes one from the left circle to tie it at 1-1. A turnover at the Islanders blue line led to the chance. He tucked it just inside the elbow to Nabokov's glove side.

14:01: McDonald with a slapper on a loose puck but Vokoun absorbs the shot. Shots: NYI 23 PIT 13. Much more balanced this period.

17:18: Josh Bailey re-establishes the Islanders lead; 2-1. Kyle Okposo played keep away, and eventually Travis Hamonic took a shot from the point that hit some traffic. Vokoun made a save on John Tavares in front, but the rebound went to the left side for Bailey, who finished the job.

19:46: Chris Kunitz scores on a wrister from the high slot, and Nabokov probably wants that one back. Went in off his pads. Sidney Crosby and Pasca Dupuis with the assists on a breakout play. 2-2 now.

End 2nd: NYI 2 PIT 2. Shots: NYI 28 PIT 17.

3rd Period
1:46: Brandon Sutter scores on a one-timer to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. He and Matt Cooke attacked on a 2-on-1, and Cooke's pass went between the defenseman and Nabokov. Sutter was in pretty close range when he put it in.

2:40: Lubomir Visnovsky just celebrated what he thought was a goal on a shot from the left side, but was ruled off the post behind Vokoun. Still 3-2 Penguins, though Viz seemed pretty sure that was in.

14:08: With 20 seconds remaining on an Islanders power play, Josh Bailey goes to the box for interference. Brief 4-on-4 followed by a Pittsburgh PP.




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
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Marty Reasoner - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
11 Lubomir Visnovsky - 52 Joe Finley
2 Mark Streit - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Pittsburgh Penguins
Forwards
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
19 Beau Bennett - 15 Dustin Jeffrey - 18 James Neal
24 Matt Cooke - 16 Brandon Sutter - 48 Tyler Kennedy
10 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

Defensemen
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
4 Mark Eaton - 2 Matt Niskanen
47 Simon Despres - 5 Deryk Engelland

Goaltenders
92 Tomas Vokoun
29 Marc-Andre Fleury

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
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 61 24 30 7 142 162 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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