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Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Cory Wright

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Los Angeles Kings 1, New York Islanders 2
Three Stars of the Game
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 35TOI: 61:36
GA: 1EV: 30-31
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .971SH: 2-2
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
SA: 25TOI: 61:36
GA: 2EV: 18-20
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .920SH: 2-2
Mark Streit
Mark Streit
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:25

For the second straight game, Mark Streit had a nose for the goal when the team needed it. He scored the winner in OT leading the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

Streit took on four Kings and backhanded the winner through the legs of Jonathan Quick at 1:36 of overtime.
“It’s certainly not a goal I score every day,” Streit said. “I was going against four guys and I didn’t really know what to do. I tried to go through them and luckily enough it worked out.”

Streit now has goals in two straight games and says he’s starting to feel comfortable on a daily basis again.

“It took me a while to adjust,” Streit said. “I was away for a year and a half. The first forty games were kind of a bumpy ride. Lately it’s been way better. It’s starting to come back together again.” 
Michael Grabner ended an eight-game goal drought, sliding in a Mark Eaton rebound at 6:52 of the first period. Grabner wrestled himself out of a scramble at the ideal time to calmly slide the puck by Quick.

The Kings evened up the score at 5:20 of the second period as a Dustin Brown shot deflected off of Andrei Loktionov and passed Nabokov. Both goalies were solid in the low-scoring affair. Nabokov stopped 34 while Quick turned aside 23, many of them quality opportunities.

“Nabby made some huge saves out there,” Matt Moulson said. “He’s got a lot of wins in this league, and that’s not for no reason. He’s a great goaltender in the clutch. You have a lot of confidence when your goalies are playing well.”

After being outshot 12-4 in the second period, a motivational speech from Assistant Coach Doug Weight gave the team life before the third.

“Dougie Weight said, ‘February, March, April, June, nothing’s pretty,” Moulson said. “Even though Streiter’s was a pretty goal, we got the win.”

The afternoon affair was a physical battle, as both teams threw caution and bodies to the wind. The Islanders recorded 48 hits to the Kings 41 and even Quick threw a hit after the whistle on PA Parenteau. Matt Martin appeared to be a casualty after leaving the ice early in the third, but came back to an ovation from the 13,079 in attendance.

Before the game, former Islanders captain Kenny Jonsson was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Jonsson was the eighth captain in team history and represented the Islanders at the 1999 NHL All-Star Game. The soft-spoken Swedish defenseman was the fourth Islander to be inducted this year as a part of the Isles 40th anniversary season.

The Islanders get right back to game action tomorrow afternoon with a 3 p.m. contest against the Florida Panthers. The Panthers were also in action Saturday afternoon in New Jersey, winning 3-1.

scoring summary
1st Period
Michael Grabner (15) ASST: Mark Eaton (3), Kyle Okposo (18)
1 - 0 NYI
2nd Period
Andrei Loktionov (1) ASST: Dustin Brown (16), Rob Scuderi (7)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
OT Period
Mark Streit (5) ASST: Matt Moulson (24), Andrew MacDonald (5)
2 - 1 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Andrew MacDonald  Tripping against  Anze Kopitar
Drew Doughty  Tripping against  John Tavares
3rd Period
Jordan Nolan  Interference against  John Tavares
Steve Staios  Holding against  Justin Williams
OT Period
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
SA: 25TOI: 61:36
Saves: 23EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .920SH: 2 - 2
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 35TOI: 61:36
Saves: 34EV: 30 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .971SH: 2 - 2 is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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