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Live Updates - Islanders at Flyers

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA

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Isles Injury Update: Thomas Hickey will not return (lower body). Hickey's injury occurred due to a blocked shot in the 2nd period.


Lineup Notes/Changes: Brock Nelson and Eric Boulton are in tonight's lineup. Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are out. Kevin Poulin is in goal.

Despite missing most of the first and second periods Friday, Andrew MacDonald played the third and is in tonight's lineup.

Vanek Back:
Thomas Vanek scored two goals in his return from an upper-body injury Friday.

Isles Starters: Vanek-Tavares-Okposo, MacDonald-Hamonic, Poulin.


1st Period:
1:40 - Grabner uses his sped to get a partial break and gets a shot off. Mason saves it.

6:19 - Isles and Flyers have four shots each. No Score.

10:00 - PHI PP (Thomas Hickey - Two Minutes Interference)

12:00 - Hickey back on the ice as Isles kill off Flyers power play.

16:30 - Poulin makes a good save in tight on Jakub Voracek to preserve the 0-0 score.

17:19  - Vanek winds up at the dot and tries to go high on Steve Mason, who catches it up in the shoulder/chest area.

19:30 - Islanders hold off pressure in defensive end. MacDonald gets the puck going the other way and two touches later, Bailey has a chance in alone, but Mason stops it. Still 0-0.

END OF PERIOD: Score tied 0-0. Shots tied 10-10.

2nd Period:
0:46 - PHI goal. Poulin stops a Sean Couturier shot, but Matt Read puts in the rebound. 1-0 Flyers.

1:45 - PHI goal. Wayne Simmonds' shot goes off Andrew MacDonald's stick and finds its way through Poulin. 59 seconds after the Read goal, the Flyers go up by two. 2-0 Flyers.

3:17 - PHI PP (Thomas Vanek - Two Minutes Hooking). Vanek off for hooking Couturier in the Flyers' zone. Flyers PP 0-1.

3:48 - PHI PP goal. Claude Giroux hammers home a loose puck past Poulin. 3-0 Flyers.

3:48 - Anders Nilsson comes into the game to relieve Kevin Poulin (three goals on 13 shots).

3:48 - PHI PP (Andrew MacDonald - Two Minutes Unsportsmanlike) Flyers PP 1-2

5:48 - MacDonald out of the box as Isles complete the kill.

10:22 - NYI PP (Erik Gustafsson - Two Minutes Interference)

14:04 - NYI GOAL! John Tavares joins the rush, goes to the net and redirects a Thomas Vanek pass by Steve Mason. Isles are on the board! 3-1 Flyers.

END OF PERIOD: Flyers lead 3-1. Isles lead shots 23-22. Nilsson with six saves in relief of Poulin.

3rd Period:

2:39 - NYI GOAL! Eric Boulton taps in a pass from Casey Cizikas for his first goal of the season. 3-2 Flyers. Cizikas has points in five straight games (3g/2a).

5:16 - Flyers use their time out.

11:40 - Isles lead shots 11-4 in third period, as they push for the equalizer.

12:21- PHI goal. Brayden Schenn takes a Voracek feed - that hit Nilsson and went out into the slot - and buries it top shelf. Flyers are back up by two. 4-2 Flyers.

13:59 - NYI PP (Steve Mason - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles PP 0-1.

16:41 - NYI PP (Claude Giroux - Two Minutes Face-off Violation) Isles PP 0-2.

Islanders Lines:
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
12 Josh Bailey – 51 Frans Nielsen – 13 Colin McDonald
40 Michael Grabner – 29 Brock Nelson – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 36 Eric Boulton

47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
46 Matt Donovan – 4 Radek Martinek
14 Thomas Hickey – 7 Matt Carkner

60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson

Flyers Lines:
19 Scott Hartnell – 28 Claude Giroux – 93 Jakub Voracek
10 Brayden Schenn – 40 Vincent Lecavalier – 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read – 14 Sean Couturier – 9 Steve Downie
37 Jay Rosehill – 18 Adam Hall – 36 Zac Rinaldo

44 Kimmo Timonen – 5 Braydon Coburn
8 Nicklas Grossmann – 32 Mark Streit
29 Erik Gustafsson – 22 Luke Schenn

35 Steve Mason
29 Ray Emery

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