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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 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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