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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Flyers 4/9/13

Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Flyers 4\/9\/13
Running feed of Tuesday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers

Live Updates - Islanders vs. Flyers

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

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Pre-Game

Evgeni Nabokov will start for the Islanders. Steve Mason looks to get the first win for the Flyers this season by a goalie not named Ilya Bryzgalov. Matt Carkner is in on D, replacing Radek Martinek. Matt Moulson is back in the lineup after missing Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms, and Anders Lee is scratched as a result.

1st Period
5:06: Kent Huskins takes a slap shot off the lower leg and skates awkwardly back to the bench. He's not being given much attention, so it's probably nothing serious. Philadelphia has had some bad luck in terms of injuries to their blue line this season.

6:28: Philadelphia scores an early goal on Jakub Voracek's 17th of the season. It's under review though. Andrew MacDonald was backchecking hard, went to the ice, and took the goalpost off its moorings as he crashed into Evgeni Nabokov. Also, the Isles netminder might have had control of the puck before it crossed the line on the collision.

6:28: Goal. The explanation was muddy, but it wasn't an insanely long review, so it seems like they were pretty confident about that one. 1-0 Flyers. Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen get the helpers.

10:33: A little back-and-forth between John Tavares and Matt Moulson results in a Tavares wrist shot from the left circle. Mason is equal to the task, and keeps the Flyers lead in tact.

11:49: Michael Grabner heads to the penalty box for elbowing. That's just his fifth minor penalty of the season. First power play for either team upcoming.

13:49: Grabner is out. Nothing too threatening on that man advantage. Shots: NYI 5 PHI 2.

15:36: Moulson does what Moulson does, and ties this thing up at 1-1. Little 2-on-2 by him and Brad Boyes, who somehow maneuvered in front of the Flyers defenseman before setting up Moulson in the slot. Moulson got just a hair outside of his man and put it through Mason.

End 1st: NYI 1 PHI 1. Shots: NYI 8 PHI 5.

2nd Period
3:24: Nabokov makes a save on a one-time floater from Voracek. That opportunity looked dangerous, but fizzled.

6:01: Matt Martin and Brayden Schenn engage in fisticuffs at center ice. Martin delivered a few good shots in there. That's not Schenn's game, but you have to give him credit for trying. Coliseum crowd gets a bolt of energy...and we go to TV timeout.

10:16: Icing called on the Islanders. Still 1-1. Shots: NYI 14 PHI 16.

14:32: A couple of banged up Flyers. Oliver Lauridsen got hit against the boards and struggled getting up. Luke Schenn blocked a Colin McDonald shot from close range moments later, causing some of his gear to go all Charlie Brown. Referee wanted to call a hi-stick on the play, but was talked out of it by a linesman with a clearer view.

15:31: Kyle Okposo with a breakaway, dekes to his backhand...save Mason. Shots: NYI 17 PHI 19.

17:42: Michael Grabner rips one home from the slot. 2-1 Isles. Took a feed in transition from McDonald along the right wing boards and picked his spot. Peter Laviolette not too happy with the boys in white on that play.

End 2nd: Isles have turned this around after falling behind 1-0 early. Okposo just stickhandled through four defenders and generated a good scoring chance. NYI 2 PHI 1. Shots: NYI 21 PHI 19.

3rd Period
4:30: Icing called after a long attack in the Philly zone. Crowd is impressed again as the faceoff goes back toward the south end of the rink.

5:06: Flyers are finally getting their first minor of the game. Timonen for holding.

7:06: That one is over. Lots of zone time but nothing of the Grade-A variety. Still 2-1. Shots: NYI 22 PHI 21.

13:15: Isles just survived a chance in front by Bruno Gervais. Puck went through the slot and Gervais couldn't connect. Still 2-1 home team.

18:23: Islanders get that insurance marker off a 2-on-1 by Moulson and John Tavares. Moulson set up Tavares with a shot, but Mason stopped it. The rebound laid in front until Erik Gustafsson went diving back to stop Moulson and inadvertently swept it in. 3-1 Isles.



New York Islanders
Forwards
40 Michael Grabner - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
6 Jesse Joensuu - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
40 Michael Grabner - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald

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

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Philadelphia Flyers
Forwards
19 Scott Hartnell - 28 Claude Giroux - 93 Jakub Voracek
24 Matt Read - 10 Brayden Schenn - 17 Wayne simmonds
12 Simon Gagne - 26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 9 Mike Knuble
37 Jay Rosehill - 14 Sean Couturier - 18 Adam Hall

Defensemen
44 Kimmo Timonen - 27 Bruno Gervais
38 Oliver Lauridsen - 22 Luke Schenn
23 Kent Huskins - 29 Erik Gustafsson

Goaltenders
35 Steve Mason
30 Ilya Bryzgalov

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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