Live Updates - Islanders vs. Blues
Running feed of Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and the St. Louis Blues.
Saturday, 01.25.2014 / 12:40 PM / News
By Cory Wright
New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYNote: Page will automatically refresh every 60 seconds.
2:44 - NYI PP (Jaden Schwartz - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles PP 0-for-5.
3:45 - Thomas Vanek scores, but the potential game-winner gets called back due to a kicking motion.
3:16 - Matt Carkner and Blues' Ryan Reaves each get two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. Teams to play four-on-four.
7:59 - John Tavares reaches out into the slot and tips a puck on net. Halak slides over for a good save on the captain's nifty chance.
11:46 - NYI PP (Calvin de Haan - Two Minutes Hooking). Isles PK 1-for-1.
16:30 - Puck hits both posts behind Poulin and stays out. Play gets reviewed, but puck - somehow - does not cross the line.
19:33 - STL goal. T.J. Oshie ties the game with 26.7 seconds to play. 3-3 game.
END OF 3RD PERIOD: Game tied 3-3. Isles lead shots 33-32.
1:17 - STL goal. Tarasenko nets his second goal of the game and ties the score 2-2.
3:58 - Matt Martin finishes off a tic-tac-toe goal from Colin McDonald and Casey Cizikas! Islanders lead 3-2!
4:39 - NYI PP (Kevin Shattenkirk - Two Minutes Cross-Checking) Isles PP 0-for-1 tonight.
7:37 - NYI PP (Roman Polak - Two Minutes Cross-Checking) Isles PP 0-for-2 tonight.
10:00 - Kevin Poulin robs Alex Steen on the doorstep with an outstretched pad!
16:00 - Poulin stops some Blues pressure by covering the puck. Cizikas and TJ Oshie engage in some Jiu-Jitsu during a srcum.
17:43 - STL PP (Kyle Okposo - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles first PK of the day.
18:35 - Blues get whistled for Too Many Men. Teams to play 4-on-4 for 1:08. Maxim Lapierre serving minor.
END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders lead 3-2. Shots are 26-18 Isles.
1:58 - Isles third line generates some quality chances early on. Clutterbuck intercepts a pass in the slot, but can't beat Halak. Offensive zone draw upcoming.
4:01 - NYI GOAL! Thomas Vanek starts skating out of the zone, but circles back for an opportune puck. The Austrian sniper goes top cheese on Halak. 1-0 Islanders
4:01 - With an assist on Vanek's goal, Kyle Okposo sets a new career-high with his 53rd point of the season.
7:30 - NYI PP (Jayden Schwartz - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles head to their first PP.
12:32 - Timeout Islanders.
15:11 - NYI GOAL! Kyle Okposo stops behind the net, doubles back and scores on a wrap around! Vanek and Thomas Hickey pick up the assists. 2-0 Islanders!
16:43 - Blues' Brendan Morrow and the Isles' Colin McDonald each get roughing minors. Teams to play four-on-four.
17:17 - STL goal. Vladimir Tarasenko puts the Blues on the board, beating Kevin Poulin with a wrister from the high slot. Islanders lead 2-1.
END OF 1ST PERIOD: Islanders lead 2-1. Shots are 13-8 Isles.
Isles Starters: Regin-Nielsen-Bailey, Strait-MacDonald, Poulin.
Blues Starters: Backes-Schwartz-Steen, Pietrangelo-Bouwmeester, Halak.
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
16 Peter Regin - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner - 29 Brock Nelson - 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald
37 Brian Strait - 47 Andrew MacDonald
44 Calvin de Haan - 46 Matt Donovan
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner
60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson
42 David Backes - 9 Jaden Schwartz - 20 Alex Steen
17 Vladimir Sobotka - 12 Derek Roy - 91 Vladirimir Tarasenko
25 Chris Stewart - 21 Patrik Berglund - 74 T.J Oshie
10 Brenden Morrow - 40 Maxim Lapoerre - 75 Ryan Reaves
19 Jay Bouwmeester - 27 Alex Pietrangelo
5 Barret Jackman - 22 Kevin Shattenkirk
28 Ian Cole - 46 Roman Polak
41 Jaroslav Halak
1 Brian Elliott
Lineup Notes: Kevin Poulin starts in goal and Matt Carkner draws in for Radek Martinek on the blueline.
Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak will start today for the Blues.
Vs. the West: The Islanders have won six straight games against Western Conference opponents.
Discipline: The Blues boast the league’s second-best power-play unit, converting at 23.9%. The Isles gave up three power-play goals in their last game against the Blues,and must stay out of the box today.
Okposo: Kyle Okposo scored his 52nd point (21g/31a) of the season Thursday, matching a career-high set in 2009-10.
Streaking: Frans Nielsen is riding a six-game point streak (1g/6a) while Okposo has points in four straight games (2g/4a).