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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 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 23 10 12 -5 22
B. Nelson 23 10 10 5 20
K. Okposo 23 5 15 -1 20
R. Strome 23 4 13 8 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 23 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 23 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 23 5 5 9 10
M. Grabovski 20 4 5 4 9
J. Bailey 15 3 4 4 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 3 0 .873 3.42

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