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Oilers 3, Islanders 2 OT

Friday, 03.07.2014 / 1:38 AM

Cory Wright

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Oilers 3, Islanders 2 OT
New York Islanders 2, Edmonton Oilers 3
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Smyth
1st
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 13:39
Evgeni Nabokov
2nd
Evgeni Nabokov
G
SA: 29TOI: 62:23
GA: 3EV: 24-26
PIM: 0PP: 0-1
SV%: .897SH: 2-2
Ben Scrivens
3rd
Ben Scrivens
SA: 34TOI: 62:00
GA: 2EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .941SH: 1-2

The New York Islanders could not hold a third-period lead Thursday night, falling 3-2 to the Edmonton Oilers, in overtime, at Rexall Place.

Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee scored to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead heading into the third period, but the Oilers scored twice in the final frame to overtime, where Taylor Hall completed the comeback by deflecting a Sam Gagner shot past Evgeni Nabokov.

“[It’s the] same old story,” Travis Hamonic said. “I thought we had control of that game until the 14-minute mark of the second period. A team like that – they just need a little opportunity. They got the goal and then their momentum got going.”

The Islanders came out of the gate strong, outshooting the Oilers 13-4 in the first period en route to a 2-0 lead. Nielsen opened the scoring with a shorthanded-goal midway through the period, keeping and shooting on a 2-on-1 rush. The opener was Nielsen’s second shorthanded-goal of the season and the Islanders eighth as a team, which is the second-most in the NHL.

Eight minutes later, Lee tipped home the Islanders second goal, redirecting a Brian Strait point shot past Ben Scrivens. Lee’s goal was his fourth goal of the season and his seventh point (five goals, two assists) in seven career games.

“I’m just trying to go to the net, hang around there and make plays,” Lee said. “Right now I’m just getting my bounces.”

The momentum from the first period carried into the second, but couldn’t be replicated in the third. The Oilers found their footing on Ryan Smyth’s power-play goal at 8:28 and pressed the Islanders in the back half of the period, until to Philp Larsen’s game-tying goal with 3:07 to play.

Michael Grabner had the game on his stick in the final minute of regulation, but his breakaway was stopped by Scrivens.

“I thought I got a pretty good shot off, but he read it pretty well,” Grabner said. “It hit his shoulder there. I had a big chance in overtime, but I thought I had less time than I did.”

The teams traded chances in the sudden-death period, but Hall’s deflection was the first to find the back of the net at 2:29.

The loss ended the Islanders bid for a 12th road win in 15 tries, but the visitors did take season series with the Oilers [three points-to-two]. The Islanders look to split their season series with the Calgary Flames Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Puck drop was originally scheduled for 9 p.m., but was pushed back to 9:28 p.m. due to a pre-game ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk.

NOTES: Travis Hamonic led the Islanders with 24:33 TOI… Michael Grabner led the Islanders with five shots… Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck led the Islanders with five hits apiece… The Islanders are 9-3-1 in their last 14 games against the Oilers… The Islanders are 11-3-1 in their last 15 road games.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:58
NYI
SHG - Frans Nielsen (19) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (7), Thomas Hickey (13)
1 - 0 NYI
18:21
NYI
Anders Lee (4) ASST: Brian Strait (6), Colin McDonald (6)
2 - 0 NYI
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
08:28
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (9) ASST: Jordan Eberle (28), Sam Gagner (21)
2 - 1 NYI
16:53
EDM
Philip Larsen (2) ASST: Ryan Smyth (13), David Perron (21)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
02:29
EDM
Taylor Hall (21) ASST: Sam Gagner (22)
3 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
06:45
EDM
Justin Schultz  Tripping against  Frans Nielsen
08:43
NYI
Brock Nelson  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Ben Scrivens
14:27
NYI
Thomas Hickey  Interference against  Ryan Jones
14:47
EDM
David Perron  Holding the stick against  Brian Strait
2nd Period
12:28
EDM
Taylor Hall  Tripping against  Ryan Strome
3rd Period
03:40
NYI
Lubomir Visnovsky  Tripping against  David Perron
04:55
EDM
David Perron  Slashing against  Michael Grabner
07:55
NYI
Travis Hamonic  Interference against  David Perron
18:12
NYI
Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
18:12
EDM
Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 29TOI: 62:23
Saves: 26EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .897SH: 2 - 2
Ben Scrivens
Ben Scrivens
12-9-4
SA: 34TOI: 62:00
Saves: 32EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .941SH: 1 - 2
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