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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Lightning

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

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NYI - Vanek - Saved
TBL - Filppula - Goal (Forehand deke)

NYI - Nielsen - Goal (Backhand deke)
TBL Kucherov - Goal (Five-hole)

NYI - Tavares - Saved

OT solves nothing, as both teams generate very little. Isles play it safe and we are headed to a shootout.

3rd Period:
1:05: Thomas Vanek pushes Bishop - and the puck - into the net, but the whistle had already blown and the goal is waved off.

3:26: TBL PP (Cal Clutterbuck - Two Minutes Contact to the Head) Isles first PK

5:26: Cal joins his pals. Teams back to even strength.

10:21: NYI GOAL! Frans Nielsen finishes off a 2-on-1 with Michael Grabner, putting the Isles up by two with 9:39 to go. Bailey with the second assist. Islanders lead 2-0.

12:22: Tavares slides hard into the end boards after a hit from Radko Gudas. Captain stays down for a minute, but skates back to the bench. Okposo starts a scrum after the hard hit to the captain.

17:07: TBL goal. Valtteri Filppula puts the Bolts on the board late in the third. 2-1 Islanders.

19:57: TBL goal. Filppula burns the Isles with 3.8 seconds to go. 2-2 game.

END OF 3RD PERIOD: Score tied 2-2. Lightning lead shots 35-33.

2nd Period:
0:11 NYI PP GOAL! Kyle Okposo sends a howitzer through a screen and past Ben Bishop. Islanders strike early and lead 1-0

4:16: Matt Martin and B.J. Crombeen drop the gloves in the Lightning end. Martin gets the better of the exchange and both get fighting majors.

6:52: Ryan Strome feeds Brock Nelson out front, but Mark Barberio deflects the shot into the netting.

12:30: Nabokov gives the Coliseum a scare with a giveaway while playing the puck. Crowd breathes a sign of relief as Islanders clear zone.

12:56: NYI PP (Tyler Johnson - Two Minutes Holding) Isles PP: 1-1.

14:56: Johnson is out of the box. Isles PP is 1-2.

END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders lead 1-0. Shots are 23-21 Isles

1st Period:
1:57: Frans Nielsen has first Isles chance of the game, wrists one from the hashmarks but Bishop is equal to the task.

7:10: Josh Bailey gets a breakaway, but Sami Salo brings him down on the backcheck. No penalty.

10:00: Radko Gudas' point shot is deflected by Ondrej Palat and hits the post behind Evgeni Nabokov. No score halfway through the first.

16:00-17:00: Bailey has a clear breakaway, but puts the puck over the net. That chance sparks a dominant Isles cycle in the Lightning end. Tavares carries puck out from behind the net, spins off the defenseman and throws a pass through the crease to Grabner, but puck skips on his stick. Great chances by the Isles, but still no score.

19:27: NYI PP (Radko Gudas - Two Minutes Interference) Isles first power play of the game.

END OF 1ST PERIOD: No score. Shots are 13-12 Lightning. Isles to start second period with 1:27 power play.

Isles Starters: Nelson-Strome-Clutterbuck, de Haan-Hamonic, Nabokov
Bolts Starters: Brown-Thompson-Kucherov, Carle-Gudas, Bishop

Islanders Lines:
Thomas Vanek - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Josh Bailey
Brock Nelson - Ryan Strome - Cal Clutterbuck
Eric Boulton - Peter Regin - Matt Martin

Calvin de Haan - Travis Hamonic
Andrew MacDonald - Thomas Hickey
Brian Strait - Aaron Ness

Evgeni Nabokov
Kevin Poulin

Lightning Lines:

Ondrej Palat – Tyler Johnson – Martin St. Louis
Alex Killorn – Valtteri Filppula – Teddy Purcell
J.T. Brown – Nate Thompson – Nikita Kucherov
B.J. Crombeen – Mark Barberio – Richard Panik

Eric Brewer – Andrej Sustr
Matt Carle – Radkos Gudas
Sami Salo – Matt Taormina

Ben Bishop
Anders Lindback

First Meeting:
The Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first of three meetings this season. The Isles swept the season series with the Bolts in 2012-13, including both games at Nassau Coliseum. After finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference last season, the Lightning have rebounded this season and are currently fourth in the East.

Lineup Notes/Changes:
Head coach Jack Capuano is going with the same lineup from Saturday’s game against Montreal. Colin McDonald, Matt Carkner and Casey Cizikas are out for the Islanders.

Nabby Starts:
After a stellar performance on Saturday, Evgeni Nabokov gets the start Tuesday for the Islanders.

From the Coach:
It’s always a defensive-first mentality, but it’s also about battle levels and I thought we did a better job last game against a quick team. We maintained D-side positioning, we did a lot of good things on the defensive side. We just need to create a little bit more.

The Islanders are 40-35-7 all-time against the Lightning.

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