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Live Updates - Islanders at Senators 11/01/13

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON

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Thomas Vanek is playing his 600th NHL game tonight. Evgeni Nabokov is in goal for the Islanders, while Robin Lehner gets the start for Ottawa. Colin McDonald (hip), Brian Strait (upper body) and Lubomir Visnovsky remain out of the lineup due to injuries. Eric Boulton is also scratched for the Islanders.

1s Period
1:11 - The Sens came out hard and managed the game's first four shots in just over a minute of play, but Nabokov handled them all.
9:23 - Thomas Vanek was whistled for high sticking. Seconds into the penalty kill, Michael Grabner raced down the ice on a breakaway but could not beat Robin Lehner.
14:21 - Senators D-Man Eric Gryba was whistled for boarding Kyle Okposo. Isles didn't convert on their first power play of the game.
18:38 - Senators take a 1-0 lead with 1:22 remaining in the period. Erik Condra nets his first of the season from the top of the right circle.
19:40 - Mika Zibanejad makes it 2-0 Senators with 19.6 to play in the first. Slap shot from the point fluttered his Nabokov and fluttered over the goal line.

2nd Period
1:03 - John Tavares was whistled for hooking. Ottawa's power play mantained pressure in the offensive zone, but failed to generate any good opportunities on goal.
3:41 - Milan Michalek sends the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty, but the Islanders still can't beat Lehner despite several good scoring chances.
8:32 - Lehner made a big glove save on Andrew MacDonald from close range.
9:07 - Thomas Vanek spins a feed across the crease to John Tavares to bring the Islanders to within a goal. Okposo earned the secondary assist on Tavares' fifth of the season.
9:35 - Matt Martin ties the game at two, tipping home a slap shot from Matt Carkner. Brock Nelson also gets credit for an assist.
12:34 - Senators reclaim the lead, as Bobby Ryan jams home a loose puck in the crease at 12:34.
18:24 - Pierre-Marc Bouchard puts home a rebound from Matt Donovan during 4-on-4 action to cut the Senators lead to 4-3

3rd Period
0:00 - After a pair of Sens penalties late in the second, the Islanders opened the third with 57 seconds remaining on a 5-on-3 power play but could not find the equalizer.
3:14 - Frans Nielsen's eighth goal of the season ties the game. After a strong cycle down low, Hickey sent a pass through the slot for Nielsen to wrist home. Bouchard earned the secondary assist on the play.
15:00 - Matt Donovan broke up a 3-on-1 rush with a sprawling poke check to keep the score tied.

3:40 - Thomas Vanek had the best chance to end the game in OT with a breakaway from the red line, but couldn't fire one through Lehner. Shots were 4-4 in overtime.

Nielsen nets the shootouts only goal
in the second round.

New York Islanders
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Peter Regin - 15 Cal Clutterbuck
29 Brock Nelson - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

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

20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Ottawa Senators
89 Cory Conacher - 19 Jason Spezza - 25 Chris Neil
16 Clarke MacArthur - 7 Kyle Turris - 6 Bobby Ryan
9 Milan Mchalek - 15 Zack Smith - 93 Mika Zibanejad
14 Colin Greening - 57 Derek Grant - 22 Erik Condra

4 Chris Phillips - 65 Erik Karlsson
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 3 Marc Methot
2 Jared Cowen - 62 Eric Gryba

40 Robin Lehner
41 Craig Anderson
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