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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
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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