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Live Updates - Islanders vs. Senators

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Live Updates

New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators
Tuesday Apr. 8 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
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3rd Period:
0:22 - NYI GOAL! Frans Nielsen ties the score early in the third period, sliding a backhander underneath Craig Anderson. Assists go to Czuczman and Bailey. Game tied 1-1.

2nd Period:
5:00 - No score five minutes into the second period. Shots are 4-1 Ottawa in the period and 18-12 Islanders overall.

8:46 - OTT PP (Anders Lee - Two Minutes Roughing) Isles PK 1-for-1

12:14 - OTT PP (John Persson - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles PK 2-for-2

12:45 - OTT PP goal. Jason Spezza winds, shoots and scores the game's first goal past Anders Nilsson. Senators lead 1-0.

17:47 - Matt Martin (Roughing) and Patrick Wiercioch (Interference) take a pair of minors. Teams to play four-on-four. Islanders were on their way to a power play, but Martin was slapped with two minutes for the retaliation.

END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders trail 1-0. Shots are 32-19 Isles.

1st Period:
7:05 - No score seven minutes into the first period. Shots are tied 2-2

7:55 - Brett Gallant and Matt Kassian get coincidential unsportsmanlike minors for squaring off before the drop of the puck.

9:59 - Gallant and Kassian drop the gloves as they exit the box. Gallant lands a big right. Both get fighting majors, Kassian skates to the Senators room.

11:52 - NYI PP (Clarke MacArthur - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles head to their first PP

12:30 - Isles give up a shorthanded two-on-one rush, but Anders Nilsson stretches out his 6'5 frame to rob Zack Smith with the toe.

15:53 - NYI PP (Marc Methot - Two Minutes Interference) Isles PP 0-for-1

19:07 - OTT PP (Matt Donovan - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles head to their first PK.

END OF 1ST PERIOD: No score. Isles lead shots 17-8

Isles Lines: Lee-Nielsen-Bailey; Persson-Nelson-Clutterbuck; Martin-Strome-McDonald; Halmo-Cizikas-Gallant

Isles D-Pairs:
Czuczman-Hamonic; Hickey-Carkner; Donovan-Mayfield; Nilsson in goal.

The Islanders play their home finale tonight against the Ottawa Senators. The Senators are seven points out of a playoff spot with four games to go and need to run the table to have a chance at making the postseason. If the Islanders win, it’s au revoir Ottawa.

Nilsson in Goal: Anders Nilsson gets back-to-back starts for the first time since getting two straight starts on March 15 and 18. Since then, head coach Jack Capuano has alternated starts between Nilsson and Evgeni Nabokov.

Home Finale: The Islanders play their final home game of the season tonight. The Islanders are 2-0-2 in their last four home finales.

Martin: It wasn’t the season we thought we were going to have, but the fans have pretty well been here all year. Even down the stretch, we’ve had some pretty good crowds at home. With all the injuries and guys out of the lineup, the fans show us how much they care and how much they support us. We’re thankful to still have them watching us.

Gallant Recalled: Brett Gallant earned his first NHL call up on Monday. Gallant, 25, leads the Sound Tigers with 245 penalty minutes, the fourth highest total in the AHL. The Summerside, PEI, native also has two points (one goal, one assist) in 56 games this season.

Gallant: I keep it simple, I play tough. I stick up for my teammates. I have to get the puck in and out at both blue lines and play hard.

Mayfield’s Home Debut: Scott Mayfield is expected to make his Coliseum debut tonight, two days after his NHL debut in Columbus.

Rookies: The Islanders are dressing 10 rookies for tonight’s game: Kevin Czuczman, Matt Donovan, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Brock Nelson, Anders Nilsson, John Persson and Ryan Strome.

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