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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Devils

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils
Saturday Mar. 29 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
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3rd Period:
6:53 - After an icing, Jack Capuano calls a time out.

2nd Period:
2:12 - NYI GOAL! Frans Nielsen drives to the net, throws it out front and it winds up behind Cory Schneider. Puck deflects off of a Devils player and in. Islanders lead 1-0.

5:17 - NJD PP (Anders Lee - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles head to their first PK

10:20 - NJD goal. Adam Henrique gets open behind Thomas Hickey and pots his own rebound past Anders Nilsson. Score tied 1-1.

11:32 - NJD PP (Bench Minor - Two Many Men) Ryan Strome to serve. Isles PK 1-for-1

13:13 - Frans Nielsen earns a shorthanded breakaway, but is slashed by Marek Zidlicky in the process. Nielsen doesn't score, but Zidlicky heads to the box. 19 seconds of 4-on-4 then the Islanders head to a power play.

16:48 - NJD PP (Thomas Hickey - Two Minutes High-Sticking). Isles PK 2-for-2 tonight.

END OF 2ND PERIOD: Game tied 1-1. Islanders lead shots 16-12

1st Period:
2:30 - Mike Halmo separates a Devil from the puck and dishes out to Casey Cizikas, who puts it high.

5:06 - Islanders lead shots 3-1, first and fourth lines generating the best chances.

12:21- Islanders lead shots 5-2. No score so far on Long Island.

15:45 - NYI PP (Ryan Carter - Two Minutes Boarding) Islanders head to their first power play of the game.

END OF 1ST PERIOD: No score. Islanders lead shots 9-2.

Isles Lines:

The Islanders and Devils meet for fourth time this season, as the Tri-State rivals hook up at Nassau Coliseum. The Devils won the previous two meetings on Long Island, a trend the Islanders are looking to end.

The Islanders are one of the NHL’s hottest road teams – 13-4-2 in their last 19 – and are looking to transfer that momentum onto home ice. The Devils are playing for their playoff lives, while the Islanders rookies are playing for jobs next season.

Age is a defining characteristic of the two clubs. The Devils are led by 42-year-old scoring leader Jaromir Jagr, 37-year-old Patrik Elias and 41-year-old goaltender Martin Brodeur. On the other end of the age spectrum is the Islanders, who have 10 rookies in their lineup tonight. Tonight will be a match of youthful energy against veteran experience.

Lineup Notes/Changes: Anders Nilsson in goal. Rest of the lineup remains the same as Thursday’s game in Tampa.

Nilsson Starts: Anders Nilsson is coming off a 24-save performance against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Despite the win, Nilsson – and head coach Jack Capuano – are looking for a stronger game from the Swedish netminder tonight.

Capuano: He knows he has to play better, which is a good sign for us. He wants to compete and he’s looking for a bounce-back game.

Young Guns: With Nilsson in goal, the Islanders will ice 10 rookies tonight: Kevin Czuczman, Matt Donovan, Mike Halmo, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Anders Nilsson, John Persson, Ryan Strome and Johan Sundstrom.

Capuano on the Sound Tigers Experience:
I’ve always said it’s a tremendous league, not only for our players in Bridgeport, but around the league... It’s a league where you learn the pro life, whether it’s the amount of games you play – sometimes there are three in three nights – the travel, or the demand of the schedule. For some of the young guys, they play against men down there. There are a lot of veterans in that league, but that’s where you learn to play the game.

The Shootout: In the spirit of Thursday's 13-rounder, Capuano was asked how he decides who shoots in the later rounds with the game on the line.

Capuano on the 13-Round Shootout: You're a little surprised at who the other team sends [in the later rounds]. You practice it and you see guy's tendencies and who does what; also depending on what hand the goalie is. At that point we got deep into it and we gave guys an opportunity.

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