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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Capitals

Running feed of Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals.

Saturday, 11.30.2013 / 6:30 PM / News
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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Capitals
Running feed of Saturday\'s game between the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals.

Live Updates
New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

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Pregame:

Lineup Notes/Changes:
Josh Bailey draws back into the lineup after sitting out Friday's game and is slotted in on the second line. Peter Regin is also back in tonight for the Islanders while Brock Nelson is out.

Bridgeport call-up Calvin de Haan makes his season debut tonight. de Haan is in for Radek Martinek and head coach Jack Capuano said he's leaning towards pairing de Haan with Thomas Hickey.

Nilsson Starts: Anders Nilsson makes his first start for the Islanders since Mar. 10, 2012, a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Swedish goaltender appeared in one game this season for the Islanders, stopping 12-of-13 shots in a relief effort Nov. 23 against Philadelphia.

Isles Starters: Grabner-Nielsen-Bailey, Hickey-de Haan, Nilsson.
Caps Starters: Fehr-Grabovski-Brouwer, Schmidt-Carlson, Holtby

1st Period:
5:00: No score. Shots are 1-0 Capitals, Colin McDonald's shot has not found the scoreboard yet.

10:00: No score. Shots are 5-1 Islanders, but hard to trust the shotclock.

15:00: No score of penalties to report. Shots are 9-6 Islanders.

END OF PERIOD: No score. No penalties. Shots are 15-9 Isles.

2nd Period:
7:18: Caps hold a 4-1 shot advantage in the second period. Still no score or penalties to report.

8:58: WSH goal. Aaron Volpatti bangs away at the puck in a scramble and puts the Caps on the board. 1-0 Capitals.

9:54: Islanders top line answers back with a chance, but Tavares finds Holtby's glove.

11:13: NYI PP (Jay Beagle - Two Minutes Hooking) Beagle hooks Grabner on a partial breakaway. He stops a scoring chance, but gives the Isles the first power play of the game.

13:13: Beagle steps out of the box as the Caps kill it off. Kyle Okposo had a AAA chance, but just puts the puck through the crease. Still 1-0 Caps.

END OF PERIOD: Isles trail 1-0. Shots are 27-19 Isles.

3rd Period:
2:10: WSH PP (Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Two Minutes Interference) Caps first power play.

3:59: NYI SH GOAL! Cal Clutterbuck gets sprung on a shorthanded breakaway and shoots five-hole on Holtby! Score tied 1-1.

9:53: Coliseum has come to life since Clutterbuck goal.

18:09: NYI GOAL! Holtby can't hang onto the puck and THOMAS VANEK gets a hold of it and buries! 2-1 Islanders.

19:11: WSH goal. The Caps stunn the Islanders with a shorthanded goal with less than a minute to go.

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
14 Thomas Hickey – 44 Calvin de Haan
55 Aaron Ness – 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
45 Anders Nilsson
60 Kevin Poulin

Capitals Lines:
Forwards
90 Marcus Johansson – 19 Nicklas Backstrom – 8 Alex Ovechkin
16 Eric Fehr – 84 Mikhail Grabovski – 20 Troy Brouwer
25 Jason Chimera – 83 Jay Beagle – 42 Joel Ward
24 Aaron Volpatti – 10 Martin Erat – 43 Tom Wilson

Defensemen
27 Karl Alzner – 52 Mike Green
88 Nate Schmidt – 74 John Carlson
81 Dimitri Orlov – 23 Tyson Strachan

Goaltenders
70 Braden Holtby
31 Grubauer

SCHEDULE

HOME
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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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