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game recap

Blue Jackets 7, Islanders 3

Saturday, 04.07.2012 / 9:52 PM

Cory Wright

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Blue Jackets 7, Islanders 3
New York Islanders 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 7
Three Stars of the Game
Cam Atkinson
1st
Cam Atkinson
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:59
James Wisniewski
2nd
James Wisniewski
D
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 26:03
Jack Johnson
3rd
Jack Johnson
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:44
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
19:24
CBJ
Rick Nash (30) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Letestu (14), Vinny Prospal (38)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
04:15
CBJ
Cam Atkinson (6) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 CBJ
07:32
NYI
Milan Jurcina (3) Slapshot - ASST: Frans Nielsen (30), Michael Grabner (12)
2 - 1 CBJ
11:12
CBJ
R.J. Umberger (20) Backhand shot - ASST: Cam Atkinson (7), Derick Brassard (26)
3 - 1 CBJ
13:11
NYI
Kyle Okposo (24) Snap shot - ASST: Milan Jurcina (8)
3 - 2 CBJ
18:48
CBJ
PPG - James Wisniewski (6) Slapshot - ASST: Vinny Prospal (39), Jack Johnson (26)
4 - 2 CBJ
19:31
CBJ
PPG - Cam Atkinson (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Dorsett (8), James Wisniewski (20)
5 - 2 CBJ
3rd Period
04:41
CBJ
Jack Johnson (12) Wrist shot - ASST: James Wisniewski (21), Derick Brassard (27)
6 - 2 CBJ
11:03
CBJ
Vinny Prospal (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Nikitin (25)
7 - 2 CBJ
16:27
NYI
Michael Grabner (20) Slapshot - ASST: Mark Streit (40), Dylan Reese (6)
7 - 3 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
05:02
NYI
Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
05:02
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
05:02
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Roughing against  Matt Martin
07:51
NYI
Marty Reasoner  Tripping against  James Wisniewski
2nd Period
09:46
NYI
Micheal Haley  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
09:46
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Micheal Haley
12:01
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
12:01
NYI
Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
15:32
CBJ
Darryl Boyce  Hooking against  Marty Reasoner
17:40
NYI
Andrew MacDonald  Holding against  R.J. Umberger
18:29
NYI
Steve Staios  Slashing against  Derick Brassard
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Al Montoya
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 24 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .811SH: 3 - 3
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
16-26-3
SA: 38TOI: 57:18
Saves: 35EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .921SH: 0 - 0
Shawn Hunwick
Shawn Hunwick
SA: 0TOI: 2:33
Saves: 0EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: SH: 0 - 0
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