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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Lightning

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Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 6:30 PM ET / News
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Live Updates - Islanders vs. 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 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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