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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins

Running feed of Friday's game between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Friday, 11.22.2013 / 6:30 PM / News
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Live Updates - Islanders at Penguins
Running feed of Friday\'s game between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Live Updates
New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA

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Pregame:

Lineup Notes/Changes: Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner and Radek Martinek draw in for the Islanders. Brock Nelson, Eric Boulton and Aaron Ness are out tonight, as head coach Jack Capuano emphasizes a veteran lineup in Pittsburgh.

Vanek Back:
Thomas Vanek is back in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 9 (five games) and will skate on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo.

Back-to-Back: The Islanders kick off their fifth set of back-to-back games this season. The Islanders are 4-3-1 in back-to-back sets and swept their last set against Ottawa and Boston.

Isles Starters: Martin-Cizikas-McDonald, MacDonald-Hamonic, Poulin in goal.
Penguins Starters: Dupuis-Malkin-Neal, Niskanen-Engelland, Zatkoff in goal.

BOXSCORE

1st Period:
0:40 - The top line presses early, but can't convert on some quality chances.

2:54 - PIT PP (Peter Regin - Two Minutes Concealing Puck)

4:04 - PIT PP goal. Chris Kunitz finishes a tic-tac-toe play from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. 1-0 Penguins

4:41 - PIT PP (Thomas Vanek - Two Minutes Interference) Pens PP 1-1.

7:42 - PIT PP (Travis Hamonic - Two Minutes Hi-Sticking) Pens PP 1-2.

7:55 - PIT PP goal. Chris Kunitz fires a one-timer high-glove side off a three-on-two rush. The goal is Kunitz's second of the period. 2-0 Penguins.

16:28 - NYI PP (Deryk Engelland - Two Minutes Roughing)

18:50 - Chris Kunitz puts one past Poulin, but the goal is called back because of a delayed penalty to Evgeni Malkin.

18:50 - NYI PP (Evgeni Malkin - Two Minutes Hi-Sticking) Isles PP 0-1.

19:20 - Pierre-Marc Bouchard gets two minutes for hooking Craig Adams on a shorthanded breakaway. 4-on-4 to end the period and start the second.

END OF PERIOD: Islanders trail 2-0. Shots tied 13-13.

2nd Period:
1:46 - NYI GOAL! Thomas Vanek scores in his first game back from injury. A one-timer from the dot beats Zatkoff. Assists go to Kyle Okposo and Radek Martinek. 2-1 Penguins.

3:11 - NYI PP (Matt Niskanen - Two Minutes Roughing) Isles PP 0-2.

5:42 - Poulin flashes the leather and freezes the puck, slowing down the Pens momentum.

6:25 - PIT goal. Evgeni Malkin breaks a 15-game goalless drought. Buries a James Neal feed. 3-1 Penguins.

10:00 - Shots are 20-19 Penguins at the midway point of the game.

11:33 - NYI GOAL! Colin McDonald rushes up the ice and goes 14-hole on Zatkoff. Assisted by Casey Cizikas. 3-2 Penguins.

11:33 - McDonald goal comes about a minute after Brandon Sutter misses wide on a breakaway.

12:54 - NYI GOAL! The top line crashes the net and Vanek buries his second of the night! It's not pretty, but it looks great on the scoreboard. Score tied 3-3.

14:01 - NYI PP (Matt Niskanen - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles PP 0-3.

15:58 - NYI PP (Craig Adams - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles get two-man advantage for three seconds. Don't convert. PP 0-4, but get another chance right away.

END OF PERIOD: Score tied 3-3. Teams each have 25 shots. Poulin with some big saves at the end of the second.

3rd Period:
7:09 - No score so far in the third. Shots are 5-3 Isles.

12:48 - Less excitement, but lots of tension in the third period. 3-3 with seven minutes to play in regulation.

14:57 - Malkin goes in on a breakaway and Poulin makes a huge save! Closes his five-hole quickly on Malkin.

18:44 - PIT goal. Sidney Crosby is left alone in front and finishes a Pascal Dupuis feed from down low. 4-3 Penguins.

18:50 - NYI PP (Tanner Glass - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles PP 0-5.

Islanders Lines:
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
46 Matt Donovan – 4 Radek Martinek
14 Thomas Hickey – 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson

Penguins Lines:
Forwards
14 Chris Kunitz – 87 Sidney Crosby – 19 Beau Bennett
9 Pascal Dupuis – 71 Evgeni Malkin – 18 James Neal
49 Brian Gibbons 36 Jussi Jokinen – 16 Brandon Sutter
15 Tanner Glass – 46 Joe Vitale – 27 Craig Adams

Defensemen
44 Brooks Orpik 7 Paul Martin
3 Olli Maata – 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen 5 Deryk Engelland

Goaltenders
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
37 Jeff Zatkoff




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 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
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 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 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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