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Live Updates - Islanders at Hurricanes 4/23/13

Tuesday, 04.23.2013 / 6:45 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Live Updates - Islanders at Hurricanes 4\/23\/13
Running feed of Tuesday\'s contest between the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes

Live Updates - Islanders at Hurricanes

7:00 p.m. - PNC Center - Raleigh, NC

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Pre-Game:
Islanders have beaten 13 of the 14 other Eastern Conference teams at least once this season. This is the one they haven't. First (and only) meeting in Carolina, after two previous matchups at the Coliseum.

1st Period
3:57: Carolina gets an early one, and it's 1-0 Canes. Alex Semin with a wrister from a hard angle. Canes took a 3-on-2 rush. I think it was intended to be a pass across the slot, but it went off a defenseman's stick and beat Nabokov five-hole.

4:40: Keith Aucoin makes a steal at the Hurricanes line and breaks in unobstructed. He wrists it up high past Dan Ellis, off the cross-bar and back out.

6:04: Isles tie it at 1-1. Mark Streit puts it into the slot from the right side, and it changed direction off Brad Boyes and in. Goal is under review for a kick, so we're still awaiting a decision.

6:04: After review, they uphold the goal. 10th of the year for Boyes.

16:20: A little floater from the point gets through to give Carolina a 2-1 lead. Jordan Staal makes a great deflection on Jay Harrison's shot to put it over Evgeni Nabokov's glove. 10th of the season for Jordan Staal.

End 1st: CAR 2 NYI 1. Shots: NYI 11 CAR 10.

Elsewhere, Washington leads Winnipeg 1-0 as the first period nears an end. A Capitals win means good things for the Islanders playoff chances. VIEW STANDINGS

2nd Period
4:37: Matt Moulson with the Islanders best chance of the middle period so far on a nifty play in the slot. Pad save by Ellis though.

7:34: Josh Bailey ties this thing at 2-2. Kyle Okposo kept the puck in the zone and made a nice fake to generate a shot on goal. Ellis made the initial save, and the rebound went outside for an unchecked Bailey, who roofed it.

9:48: Jesse Joensuu unable to connect on a chance in front. Game remains tied at 2-2.

Winnipeg, who trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes of play in Washington, got one back 16 seconds into the second period from Evander Kane to make it 2-1.

12:12: Nabokov with a sliding save that I'd file under "ridiculous" on Eric Staal, who one-timed an east-west feed from Semin.

15:56: Brian Strait with a blast from the top of the zone, but Ellis saw it through minimal traffic.

17:45: Patrick Dwyer gives the Canes another lead; 3-2. Tuomo Ruutu made a play from behind the net for Jordan Staal, who I don't think saw it coming. The puck deflected off his skates and out wide to Dwyer, who was coming in hard off a line change and teed it up for the go-ahead tally.

End 2nd: CAR 3 NYI 2. Shots: NYI 25 CAR 20.

Blake Wheeler ties it for Winnipeg at 14:11 of the second period, but it's short-lived. Alex Ovechkin puts the Caps back up, 3-2, just 37 seconds later with his 31st of the season.

Mathieu Perrault gives Washington a 4-2 lead later in the second, and that's the score for those teams with one period remaining. Isles need a combination of three points from Winnipeg and themselves. With a Winnipeg regulation loss, the Isles could clinch a playoff spot with just one point tonight.

3rd Period
2:49: Semin goes to the box for interference on Matt Moulson. Isles are 0-for-1 tonight on the PP.

6:54: Pretty good pressure there by the Joensuu-Cizikas-Martin line, but nothing goes in. Isles still trail 3-2.

8:27: Nabokov misplays one behind the goal, and sets up Ruutu in front with a wide open net. Unfortunately for the Canes forward, he hits the post. I had that one of the board already. Still 3-2 Carolina somehow.

12:05: Aucoin has been visible tonight, to say the least. Another chance on goal, but Ellis covers up and keeps the Hurricanes lead in tact.

18:59: Okposo scores and this baby is tied. In between a line change. Moulson to Tavares on the left side, and he feeds the front of the net, where it goes in off some part of Okposo's gear. 3-3, folks. If this goes to OT, and WSH holds on (they lead 4-2 with 8:28 remaining in regulation, Isles are playoff-bound.

End 3rd: NYI 3 CAR 3. BIG point. Shots: NYI 36 CAR 27.

Nik Antropov scored for WPG at 11:50 of the third. It's 4-3 WSH.

Overtime
2:07: Michael Grabner rings one off the post.

3:43: Great save by Ellis, who was moving side-to-side, on a Tavares wrist shot. We're still playing hockey tonight.

End Overtime: NYI 3 CAR 3. We're headed to the skills competition. Still 4-3 in Washington, with four minutes to play.

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 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
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 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 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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