New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA Note: Page will automatically refresh every 60 seconds.
Pregame: Lineup Notes/Changes:
Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner and Radek Martinek draw in for the Islanders. Brock Nelson, Eric Boulton and Aaron Ness are out tonight, as head coach Jack Capuano emphasizes a veteran lineup in Pittsburgh.
Thomas Vanek is back in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 9 (five games) and will skate on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo.Back-to-Back:
The Islanders kick off their fifth set of back-to-back games this season. The Islanders are 4-3-1 in back-to-back sets and swept their last set against Ottawa and Boston. Isles Starters:
Martin-Cizikas-McDonald, MacDonald-Hamonic, Poulin in goal. Penguins Starters:
Dupuis-Malkin-Neal, Niskanen-Engelland, Zatkoff in goal.BOXSCORE1st Period:
0:40 - The top line presses early, but can't convert on some quality chances.
2:54 - PIT PP (Peter Regin - Two Minutes Concealing Puck)
4:04 - PIT PP goal. Chris Kunitz finishes a tic-tac-toe play from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. 1-0 Penguins
4:41 - PIT PP (Thomas Vanek - Two Minutes Interference) Pens PP 1-1.
7:42 - PIT PP (Travis Hamonic - Two Minutes Hi-Sticking) Pens PP 1-2.
7:55 - PIT PP goal. Chris Kunitz fires a one-timer high-glove side off a three-on-two rush. The goal is Kunitz's second of the period. 2-0 Penguins.
16:28 - NYI PP (Deryk Engelland - Two Minutes Roughing)
18:50 - Chris Kunitz puts one past Poulin, but the goal is called back because of a delayed penalty to Evgeni Malkin.
18:50 - NYI PP (Evgeni Malkin - Two Minutes Hi-Sticking) Isles PP 0-1.
19:20 - Pierre-Marc Bouchard gets two minutes for hooking Craig Adams on a shorthanded breakaway. 4-on-4 to end the period and start the second.
END OF PERIOD: Islanders trail 2-0. Shots tied 13-13.2nd Period:
1:46 - NYI GOAL! Thomas Vanek scores in his first game back from injury. A one-timer from the dot beats Zatkoff. Assists go to Kyle Okposo and Radek Martinek. 2-1 Penguins.
3:11 - NYI PP (Matt Niskanen - Two Minutes Roughing) Isles PP 0-2.
5:42 - Poulin flashes the leather and freezes the puck, slowing down the Pens momentum.
6:25 - PIT goal. Evgeni Malkin breaks a 15-game goalless drought. Buries a James Neal feed. 3-1 Penguins.
10:00 - Shots are 20-19 Penguins at the midway point of the game.
11:33 - NYI GOAL! Colin McDonald rushes up the ice and goes 14-hole on Zatkoff. Assisted by Casey Cizikas. 3-2 Penguins.
11:33 - McDonald goal comes about a minute after Brandon Sutter misses wide on a breakaway.
12:54 - NYI GOAL! The top line crashes the net and Vanek buries his second of the night! It's not pretty, but it looks great on the scoreboard. Score tied 3-3.
14:01 - NYI PP (Matt Niskanen - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles PP 0-3.
15:58 - NYI PP (Craig Adams - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles get two-man advantage for three seconds. Don't convert. PP 0-4, but get another chance right away.
END OF PERIOD: Score tied 3-3. Teams each have 25 shots. Poulin with some big saves at the end of the second. 3rd Period:
7:09 - No score so far in the third. Shots are 5-3 Isles.
12:48 - Less excitement, but lots of tension in the third period. 3-3 with seven minutes to play in regulation.
14:57 - Malkin goes in on a breakaway and Poulin makes a huge save! Closes his five-hole quickly on Malkin.
18:44 - PIT goal. Sidney Crosby is left alone in front and finishes a Pascal Dupuis feed from down low. 4-3 Penguins.
18:50 - NYI PP (Tanner Glass - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles PP 0-5.Islanders Lines: Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
46 Matt Donovan – 4 Radek Martinek
14 Thomas Hickey – 7 Matt CarknerGoaltenders
60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders NilssonPenguins Lines:Forwards
14 Chris Kunitz – 87 Sidney Crosby – 19 Beau Bennett
9 Pascal Dupuis – 71 Evgeni Malkin – 18 James Neal
49 Brian Gibbons – 36 Jussi Jokinen – 16 Brandon Sutter
15 Tanner Glass – 46 Joe Vitale – 27 Craig Adams
44 Brooks Orpik – 7 Paul Martin
3 Olli Maata – 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen – 5 Deryk Engelland
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
37 Jeff Zatkoff