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Game Blog: Jets @ Islanders

The Jets continue their road swing in Long Island to take on the Islanders, Tuesday.

Tuesday, 04.2.2013 / 5:21 PM CT / Blogs
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Game Blog: Jets @ Islanders
The Jets are in New York to take on the Rangers at MSG, Monday night.

PRE-GAME NOTES

The Winnipeg Jets (18-17-2) and New York Islanders (17-16-3) are separated by only one point in the Eastern Conference standings as they get set to meet on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum. While the Jets hold the third-seed in the East by virtue of leading their division, the Islanders are tied with the Rangers for eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. The Jets and Islanders are trending in different directions with Winnipeg losing three straight and the Islanders winning four of their last five games. Winnipeg has won the only meeting this season between the clubs – a 5-4 overtime win at MTS Centre that saw the Jets erase a 4-2 deficit late in regulation time. After Tuesday the two teams will meet one more time on Apr. 20 in Winnipeg.


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GAME BLOG:

FIRST PERIOD

Starting lineup: Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Ron Hainsey, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelec in net

16:13: Anders Lee opened the scoring in his first NHL game as he sent a fluttering puck past a screened Pavelec from the top of the circle that somehow made it's way to the back of the net. Islanders lead 1-0.

      Looks like putting in Paul Postma was good decision by Claude Noel. Jets need all the offence they can get and he ties it 1-1            @Ted_Wyman


18:06: JETS GOAL: The Jets answer back with just under two minutes remaining in the opening period as Paul Postma tallied his second of the season. Eric Tangradi did a great job of rushing to puck across the blueline and tossed a good shot on net from  sharp angle. The puck shot out and Postma was there in the slot to shovel home the rebound and tie things at 1-1.

The Jets and Islanders were all tied 1-1 through 20 minutes of play in Long Island with the shots favouring the home team 12-9.

SECOND PERIOD

6:02: JETS GOAL: Paul Postma taps home his second of the night and fourth of the season after Chris Thorburn sent him a nice feed at the back door to give the Jets their first lead of the game. Eric Tangradi set up the play bringing the puck into the Isles zone and dishing it to Thorburn.

9:56: ISLANDERS GOAL: Colin McDonald tied things up a few minutes later for the Islanders. Captain Mark Streit fired a slap shot from the point that was redirected by Michael Grabner in the crease. He was able to quickly get the puck to McDonald all alone at the back door...and it's 2-2.

      The ice remaining with a serious tilt towards the Jets net but Ondrej the Giant stands tall. Outshot 27-13 right now.            @IllegalCurve

19:32: ISLANDERS GOAL: On the first Islanders man-advantage of the night, Frans Nielsen makes it count. Mark Streit sent a blast from the point that kicked out right to Nielsen who sent the puck into an open spot. It looked like the puck may have changed direction on-route to beat Pavelec. 3-2 Isles.

Through two periods, the Islanders led the Jets 3-2. Shots on net were 30-17 NY. The Jets held the edge in blocked shots 12-9.

THIRD PERIOD

      Byfuglien's first shift of the 3rd period is as RW on top line w/ Ladd and Little #tsn.            @saraorlesky
      Eight minutes into the third and the Isles just registered their first shot on goal. Still lead #NHLJets 3-2 #bn            @WFPEdTait

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 76 24 37 12 61
B. Wheeler 74 25 34 24 59
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 76 14 32 9 46
D. Byfuglien 67 18 27 6 45
D. Stafford 70 16 25 -15 41
M. Frolik 76 17 23 4 40
M. Perreault 57 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 66 14 15 -19 29
T. Myers 66 7 19 -9 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 15 7 .917 2.39
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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