Eastern Conference QF Game 4 Preview: Islanders vs. Penguins

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Eastern Conference QF Game 4 Preview: Islanders vs. Penguins
Preview of Tuesday\'s Game 4 between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins



Game 4
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Television: NBC Sports, MSG+
NBC Sports Play-by-play: Kenny Albert; Color: Joe Micheletti

MSG+ Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring

Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM
Play-by-play: Chris King

Game 1 Summary:
The Islanders fell behind early, and allowed five unanswered goals, dropping Game 1 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pascal Dupuis scored twice for Pittsburgh, and four Penguins posted multi-point games. The Penguins went 2-for-4 on the man advantage, while the Islanders were held to an 0-for-4 night on the power play. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 11-of-15 shots, and Kevin Poulin came on in relief to turn aside 10-of-11.

PIT 5, NYI 0: RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Game 2 Summary:
Pittsburgh led 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period, but the Islanders, powered by goals from Colin McDonald, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo, surged back to win Game 2 by a 4-3 count. Matt Moulson (one goal, one assist) and Mark Streit (two assists) posted multi-point outings, while Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 30-of-33 shots, including the last 24 he faced. Okposo earned his first career fighting major for a second period bout with Matt Niskanan, and 14 seconds later, McDonald's goal began the comeback.

NYI 4, PIT 3: RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Game 3 Summary:
The Islanders led by two early, and trailed by two later in the game, before goals from Kyle Okposo (shorthanded) and John Tavares tied the score, forcing overtime. Chris Kunitz scored the game-winner in the extra frame for Pittsburgh, giving the Penguins a 2-1 series lead. The Islanders penalty kill went 2-for-5 in the loss.

PIT 5, NYI 4 (OT): RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Series Schedule (PIT leads 2-1)

Game 4: 5/7 @ NYI - 7:00 p.m.
Game 5: 5/9 @ PIT - 7:00 p.m.
*Game 6: 5/11 @ NYI – TBD
*Game 7: 5/12 @ PIT – TBD
*If necessary
ISLANDERS
M. Moulson, K. Okposo (2)
J. Bailey, F. Nielsen, M. Streit (2)
M. Moulson, K. Okposo (3)
F. Nielsen (+2)
M. Reasoner (17)
A. MacDonald (26:03)
F. Nielsen (12)
M. Martin (15)
A. MacDonald (11)
C. Cizikas (59%)
 

Goals
Assists
Points
Plus/Minus
Penalty Minutes
Avg. TOI
Shots
Hits
Blocks
Faceoff Pct.
PENGUINS
P. Dupuis (3)
E. Malkin (5)
E. Malkin (6)
P. Martin (+4)
J. Iginla, D. Murray (14)
K. Letang (29:19)
E. Malkin (15)
K. Letang (13)
M. Eaton (13)
J. Jokinen (58%)

ISLANDERS
Tavares (47), Moulson (44), Boyes (35)
Tavares (28), Grabner (16), Moulson (15)
Moulson (29), Boyes (25), Nielsen (23)
Tavares (9), Moulson (8), Streit (3)
Grabner (1), Nielsen (1)
Tavares (5), Grabner (3), 12 tied (1)
Martin (63), Carkner (46), Okposo (38)
Tavares (162), Moulson (154), Grabner (108)
Visnovsky (+12), Hickey (+9), Bailey (+7)
 

Points
Goals
Assists
PP goals
SH goals
GW goals
Penalty minutes
Shots
Plus/Minus
PENGUINS
Crosby (56), Kunitz (52), 2 tied (38)
Kunitz (22), Neal (21), Dupuis (20)
Crosby (41), Letang (33), Kunitz (30)
Kunitz (9), Neal (9), Iginla (6)
Dupuis (1), Adams (1)
Neal (6), Kunitz (5), Sutter (5)
Glass (62), Engelland (54), Kunitz (39)
Dupuis (140), Neal (136), Iginla (134)
Dupuis (+31), Kunitz (+30), Crosby (+26)
 
E. Nabokov (41)
E. Nabokov (2475)
E. Nabokov (23)
E. Nabokov (3)
E. Nabokov (2.50)
E. Nabokov (.910)
Goaltenders
Games played
Minutes
Wins
Shutouts
GAA
Sv. %
 
M. Fleury (33)
M. Fleury (1858)
M. Fleury (23)
T. Vokoun (3)
M. Fleury (2.39)
T. Vokoun (.919)



May 5, 2013: John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates in warmups prior to Game 3 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

1975 Quarter-Finals
Islanders won series 4-3

1982 Patrick Division Semi-Finals
Islanders won series 3-2

1993 Patrick Division Final
Islanders won series 4-3

FULL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Jan. 29: NYI 4 @ PIT 1
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Feb. 5: PIT 4 @ NYI 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 10: NYI 1 @ PIT 6
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 22: PIT 4 @ NYI 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 30: NYI 0 @ PIT 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS


New York Islanders Game 3 lines
Forwards
12 Josh Bailey - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
26 Matt Moulson - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
41 David Ullstrom - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
40 Michael Grabner - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
11 Lubomir Visnovsky - 37 Brian Strait
2 Mark Streit - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Pittsburgh Penguins Game 3 lines
Forwards
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
19 Beau Bennett - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 12 Jarome Iginla
10 Brenden Morrow - 16 Brandon Sutter - 24 Matt Cooke
15 Tanner Glass - 36 Jussi Jokinen - 27 Craig Adams

Defensemen
4 Mark Eaton - 58 Kris Letang
7 Paul Martin - 3 Douglas Murray
2 Matt Niskanen - 5 Deryk Engelland

Goaltenders
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
92 Tomas Vokoun

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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