Live Updates - Islanders vs. Capitals

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

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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
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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