Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins - Game 1
Wednesday, 05.01.2013 / 7:15 PM / News
By Travis Betts
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Islanders at Penguins
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PANote: Page will automatically refresh every 60 seconds.
Evgeni Nabokov and Marc-Andre Fleury going head-to-head tonight. Sidney Crosby is not cleared to play, after suffering an injury when these two teams met on March 30.
1:40: Brian Strait takes the game's first penalty for interference. First power play of the night.
3:05: Nabokov goes down to the ice after taking a Jarome Iginla slap shot. Looked like it caught him in the mask at full speed.
3:12: Nabokov with a great save on a tipped Kris Letang shot. Jussi Jokinen redirected it but Nabokov held on. Pittsburgh's power play is always entertaining.
4:30: Beau Bennett gives the Penguins an early lead. Took the puck in, and from a hard angle found a sliver of room over Nabokov and banked it in off the cross-bar. 1-0 Penguins on the power play. Evgeni Malkin with the assist.
5:14: Casey Cizikas just almost evened things up on a rebound opportunity in front, but Fleury dove to make the second save.
13:23: Islanders can't clear a puck off a crazy scramble, and Pascal Dupuis is the beneficiary, scoring to make it 2-0. Jarome Iginla and Craig Adams had chances before that.
15:01: Matt Moulson draws an interference minor on Matt Cooke, and the Isles have a big chance to get back in this one.
17:01: Still 2-0 Penguins.
19:16: Mark Streit gets called for holding, and the Penguins go back to the man advantage.
End 1st: PIT 2 NYI 0. Shots: NYI 8 PIT 13.
1:19: Penguins up 3-0 after a Letang PPG, right after a two-man advantage became a one-man advantage. Letang took his time and wristed one through Andrew MacDonald and Nabokov. Now we're back to even strength.
1:51: Another quick one from Dupuis, and Kevin Poulin will come in to make his playoff debut. Dupuis deflected a point shot and got his own rebound, with no defensive help in front. 4-0 Penguins.
7:00: Poulin just made a nice stop on Paul Martin's wraparound attempt and covered up.
13:07: Tanner Glass sneaks sneaks one through the five-hole and makes it 5-0 from a hard angle.
End 2nd: PIT 5 NYI 0. Shots: NYI 18 PIT 21. With a Pittsburgh penalty coming late, the Islanders will have 1:52 of power play time to start the third.
1:50: Fleury makes a nice sliding save on Frans Nielsen toward the tail end of a power play.
3:04: Douglas Murray goes away for holding, and the Isles will go to the man advantage again.
9:44: Poulin with a big save on Craig Adams rebound.
17:50: After a collision between Marty Reasoner and Jussi Jokinen, it looks like Reasoner is going away. He'll get two for tripping, a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct. Jokinen looked a little shaken up after the hit. Islanders coaching staff not thrilled about that call. They'll play out the string with a Penguins power play.