Blue Jackets 7, Islanders 3

Cory Wright | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

The 2011-12 Islanders season came to an end with a 7-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.

The Islanders were in a close 3-2 game before the Blue Jackets scored two quick power play goals to effectively open up the contest. The Islanders finish the season at 34-37-11 with 79 points, six more than their total from last season.

Rick Nash opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period, his 30th of the season. Things picked up in the second period, as both teams combined for a whopping six goals.

Cam Atkinson scored his first of two goals 4:15 into the second period, ripping a shot past the glove of Al Montoya. The Islanders responded three minutes later, as Milan Jurcina scored his first goal since Dec. 10, teeing up a slap shot that beat Steve Mason.

RJ Umberger reaffirmed the Blue Jackets two-goal lead before Kyle Okposo netted his third in two games and ninth in his last nine.

The Blue Jackets took full advantage of late five-on-three, as James Wisniewski and Atkinson converted with Andrew MacDonald and Steve Staios in the penalty box.

Jack Johnson and Vinny Prospal scored in the third period, but the last goal of the Islanders season belonged to Michael Grabner, as he hit the 20-goal plateau for the second straight season.

With 81 points (30g/51a) John Tavares finishes the season inside the top 10 in NHL scoring.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:24CBJ Rick Nash (30) ASST: Mark Letestu (14), Vinny Prospal (38) 1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
04:15CBJ Cam Atkinson (6) ASST: NONE 2 - 0 CBJ
07:32NYI Milan Jurcina (3) ASST: Frans Nielsen (30), Michael Grabner (12) 2 - 1 CBJ
11:12CBJ R.J. Umberger (20) ASST: Cam Atkinson (7), Derick Brassard (26) 3 - 1 CBJ
13:11NYI Kyle Okposo (24) ASST: Milan Jurcina (8) 3 - 2 CBJ
18:48CBJ PPG - James Wisniewski (6) ASST: Vinny Prospal (39), Jack Johnson (26) 4 - 2 CBJ
19:31CBJ PPG - Cam Atkinson (7) ASST: Derek Dorsett (8), James Wisniewski (20) 5 - 2 CBJ
3rd Period
04:41CBJ Jack Johnson (12) ASST: James Wisniewski (21), Derick Brassard (27) 6 - 2 CBJ
11:03CBJ Vinny Prospal (16) ASST: Nikita Nikitin (25) 7 - 2 CBJ
16:27NYI Michael Grabner (20) ASST: Mark Streit (40), Dylan Reese (6) 7 - 3 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Cam Atkinson
Cam Atkinson
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:59
James Wisniewski
James Wisniewski
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 26:03
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:02NYI Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
05:02CBJ Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
05:02CBJ Derek Dorsett  Roughing against  Matt Martin
07:51NYI Marty Reasoner  Tripping against  James Wisniewski
2nd Period
09:46NYI Micheal Haley  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
09:46CBJ Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Micheal Haley
12:01CBJ Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
12:01NYI Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
15:32CBJ Darryl Boyce  Hooking against  Marty Reasoner
17:40NYI Andrew MacDonald  Holding against  R.J. Umberger
18:29NYI Steve Staios  Slashing against  Derick Brassard
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/22/3
Faceoff Wins2627
Blocked Shots98
Penalty Minutes2119
2M. StreitD01-12021:59
3T. HamonicD0003018:27
12J. BaileyR0001015:03
16M. ReasonerC0002214:02
17M. MartinL00011011:48
18M. HaleyC00-10510:34
21K. OkposoR10-11020:30
24S. StaiosD00-20212:40
25N. NiederreiterR0002017:08
26M. MoulsonL0001020:29
27M. JurcinaD11-12018:27
29J. PandolfoL00-11013:40
40M. GrabnerR11-15012:13
42D. ReeseD0101016:28
46M. DonovanD0002017:58
47A. MacDonaldD00-11219:04
51F. NielsenC0105015:08
91J. TavaresC00-18020:12
35A. Montoya3037.81160:00
5A. JohnsonD0001014:09
6N. NikitinD0112021:50
7J. JohnsonD1113025:44
9C. GilliesC0001011:50
13C. AtkinsonR2113015:59
15D. DorsettR01-121213:12
16D. BrassardC0214015:41
17M. LetestuC0121018:29
18R. UmbergerC1023018:08
19R. JohansenC00-10013:02
21J. WisniewskiD1215026:03
22V. ProspalL1202016:34
23B. LebdaD0013017:00
25R. RussellL0000014:58
40J. BollR0001510:45
43D. BoyceC0003213:35
47D. ProutD0000013:37
61R. NashL1023015:33
1S. Mason3538.92157:18
31S. Hunwick002:33