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

Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
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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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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