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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Hurricanes

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday Mar. 25 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
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3rd Period:
7:29 - Choppy start to the third period. Islanders holding a 5-4 lead.

8:02 - NYI PP (Jordan Staal - Two Minutes Tripping) Islanders PP 0-for-1

12:08 - NYI PP (Andrei Sekera - Two Minutes Tripping) Islanders PP 0-for-2

15:12 - CAR PP (Kevin Czuczman - Two Minutes Holding) Islanders PK 1-for-3

2nd Period:
1:36 - CAR PP (Kevin Czuczman - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles PK 0-for-1

2:42 - CAR PP goal. Alex Semin buries a cross-ice feed on a sharp angle, further cutting into the Islanders lead. Islanders lead 4-3.

8:54 - The puck bounces on top of the net during a scramble in front of Khudobin. Looked as if it may have dropped into the net, but was swatted off the top.

13:33 - NYI PP (Jiri Tlusty - Two Minutes Hooking) Islanders head to their first PP.

16:57 - NYI GOAL! Matt Martin picks up his second goal of the game, burying a feed from Ryan Strome past Khudobin. Islanders restore the two-goal lead. Islanders lead 5-3.

17:19 - CAR goal. Carolina answers 22 seconds later, as Nathan Gerbe scores from a sharp angle over Nilsson. Islanders lead 5-4.

19:17 - CAR PP (Kevin Czuczman - Two Minutes Hooking) Isles PK 1-for-2 tonight.

END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders 5, Hurricanes 4

1st Period:
3:39 - NYI GOAL! Colin McDonald bangs in his seventh goal of the season, jamming away at a puck in front of Cam Ward. Islanders take an early lead. Credit Thomas Hickey and Ryan Strome with the assists. Islanders up 1-0.

5:26 - NYI GOAL! Cal Clutterbuck swats home a Travis Hamonic rebound and the Islanders go up by two. Carolina calls a timeout in response. Islanders lead 2-0.

6:12 - NYI GOAL! McDonald scores his second of the period. Calvin de Haan skates off the point and around the Hurricanes net before dishing a cross-ice feed to McDonald. Ward gets pulled in favor of Anton Khudobin. Islanders lead 3-0.

9:12 - Carolina records their first shot on Anders Nilsson. Islanders hold a 10-1 shots advantage.

10:54 - NYI GOAL! Matt Martin puts the Islanders up 4-0! Khudobin loses the puck in his gear and it pops out onto Martin's stick. The Islanders tough guy makes no mistake with an open net in front of him. Islanders lead 4-0.

12:29 - CAR PP (Johan Sundstrom - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles head to their first PK

12:38 - CAR PP goal. Jeff Skinner picks up a loose puck in a scramble and flips a backhand past Anders Nilsson. Islanders lead 4-1.

15:06 - CAR goal. Andrei Loktionov outwaits Anders Nilsson on a breakaway and cuts the Isles lead in half. Islanders lead 4-2

END OF 1ST PERIOD: Islanders 4, Hurricanes 2

Islanders Lines:
Lee - Nielsen - Okposo
Bailey - Nelson - Clutterbuck
Martin - Strome - McDonald
Halmo - Cizikas - Sundstrom

Lineup Notes/Changes:
Nilsson in goal. Rest of the lineup remains the same as Sunday’s win against Columbus

Okposo: Kyle Okposo took a maintenance day on Monday, but will play for the Islanders tonight in Tuesday.

Nilsson Starts: Anders Nilsson is back in goal for the Islanders.

Boulton Signs: Eric Boulton signed a one-year deal with the Islanders on Sunday.

Capuano on Boulton’s Signing: The thing I really like about Boulton is that he comes to the rink every day and wants to get better. We talk about that as an individual, he brings that physical presence that you need and he’s a total team guy. He might not be in the lineup night after night, but he understands his role and that’s what you look for in a guy like Eric Boulton.

Capuano on Calvin de Haan, accountability: We talk about accountability all the time. As coaches you have to hold your players accountable. On successful teams, you have great leadership and players who hold themselves accountable. Having guys around like that is an essential part of your success and de Haan brings it every day.

I love de Haan's grit, determination and the fact that he comes to the rink and wants to get better every day. He’s focused, a good leader for us and doesn’t like to lose. That’s what you like, a guy that wants to compete, wants to win. For me that is what it’s all about – having that room with guys like him that understand what it takes to win. He puts pressure on other guys and that’s what you want.

Matt Carkner on being the veteran on the blueline: Church (Kevin Czuczman) over here says he used to watch me when I was with the Ottawa Senators, so that really aged me.

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