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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Lightning

Running feed of Tuesday's game between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Lightning
Running feed of Tuesday\'s game between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Live Updates
New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

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Shootout:
NYI - Vanek - Saved
TBL - Filppula - Goal (Forehand deke)

NYI - Nielsen - Goal (Backhand deke)
TBL Kucherov - Goal (Five-hole)

NYI - Tavares - Saved

Overtime:
OT solves nothing, as both teams generate very little. Isles play it safe and we are headed to a shootout.

3rd Period:
1:05: Thomas Vanek pushes Bishop - and the puck - into the net, but the whistle had already blown and the goal is waved off.

3:26: TBL PP (Cal Clutterbuck - Two Minutes Contact to the Head) Isles first PK

5:26: Cal joins his pals. Teams back to even strength.

10:21: NYI GOAL! Frans Nielsen finishes off a 2-on-1 with Michael Grabner, putting the Isles up by two with 9:39 to go. Bailey with the second assist. Islanders lead 2-0.

12:22: Tavares slides hard into the end boards after a hit from Radko Gudas. Captain stays down for a minute, but skates back to the bench. Okposo starts a scrum after the hard hit to the captain.

17:07: TBL goal. Valtteri Filppula puts the Bolts on the board late in the third. 2-1 Islanders.

19:57: TBL goal. Filppula burns the Isles with 3.8 seconds to go. 2-2 game.

END OF 3RD PERIOD: Score tied 2-2. Lightning lead shots 35-33.

2nd Period:
0:11 NYI PP GOAL! Kyle Okposo sends a howitzer through a screen and past Ben Bishop. Islanders strike early and lead 1-0

4:16: Matt Martin and B.J. Crombeen drop the gloves in the Lightning end. Martin gets the better of the exchange and both get fighting majors.

6:52: Ryan Strome feeds Brock Nelson out front, but Mark Barberio deflects the shot into the netting.

12:30: Nabokov gives the Coliseum a scare with a giveaway while playing the puck. Crowd breathes a sign of relief as Islanders clear zone.

12:56: NYI PP (Tyler Johnson - Two Minutes Holding) Isles PP: 1-1.

14:56: Johnson is out of the box. Isles PP is 1-2.

END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders lead 1-0. Shots are 23-21 Isles

1st Period:
1:57: Frans Nielsen has first Isles chance of the game, wrists one from the hashmarks but Bishop is equal to the task.

7:10: Josh Bailey gets a breakaway, but Sami Salo brings him down on the backcheck. No penalty.

10:00: Radko Gudas' point shot is deflected by Ondrej Palat and hits the post behind Evgeni Nabokov. No score halfway through the first.

16:00-17:00: Bailey has a clear breakaway, but puts the puck over the net. That chance sparks a dominant Isles cycle in the Lightning end. Tavares carries puck out from behind the net, spins off the defenseman and throws a pass through the crease to Grabner, but puck skips on his stick. Great chances by the Isles, but still no score.

19:27: NYI PP (Radko Gudas - Two Minutes Interference) Isles first power play of the game.

END OF 1ST PERIOD: No score. Shots are 13-12 Lightning. Isles to start second period with 1:27 power play.

Isles Starters: Nelson-Strome-Clutterbuck, de Haan-Hamonic, Nabokov
Bolts Starters: Brown-Thompson-Kucherov, Carle-Gudas, Bishop

Islanders Lines:
Thomas Vanek - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Josh Bailey
Brock Nelson - Ryan Strome - Cal Clutterbuck
Eric Boulton - Peter Regin - Matt Martin

Calvin de Haan - Travis Hamonic
Andrew MacDonald - Thomas Hickey
Brian Strait - Aaron Ness

Evgeni Nabokov
Kevin Poulin

Lightning Lines:

Ondrej Palat – Tyler Johnson – Martin St. Louis
Alex Killorn – Valtteri Filppula – Teddy Purcell
J.T. Brown – Nate Thompson – Nikita Kucherov
B.J. Crombeen – Mark Barberio – Richard Panik

Eric Brewer – Andrej Sustr
Matt Carle – Radkos Gudas
Sami Salo – Matt Taormina

Ben Bishop
Anders Lindback

PREGAME:
First Meeting:
The Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first of three meetings this season. The Isles swept the season series with the Bolts in 2012-13, including both games at Nassau Coliseum. After finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference last season, the Lightning have rebounded this season and are currently fourth in the East.

Lineup Notes/Changes:
Head coach Jack Capuano is going with the same lineup from Saturday’s game against Montreal. Colin McDonald, Matt Carkner and Casey Cizikas are out for the Islanders.

Nabby Starts:
After a stellar performance on Saturday, Evgeni Nabokov gets the start Tuesday for the Islanders.

From the Coach:
It’s always a defensive-first mentality, but it’s also about battle levels and I thought we did a better job last game against a quick team. We maintained D-side positioning, we did a lot of good things on the defensive side. We just need to create a little bit more.

All-Time:
The Islanders are 40-35-7 all-time against the Lightning.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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