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Game Blog: Jets vs Islanders

Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight's Jets- Islanders game.

Saturday, 20.04.2013 / 2:37 PM / Blogs
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Game Blog: Jets vs Islanders
Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight\'s Jets- \'Isles match up.

GAME PREVIEW

The Winnipeg Jets (23-19-2) and the New York Islanders (23-16-5) meet Saturday afternoon in a game that carries with it significant playoff implications. The Islanders currently hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, three points up on the Jets who were in ninth place entering action on Friday. A Jets regulation win would pull them within a point of the Islanders with three games remaining for either club. The home team has won each of the first two meetings of the season series. The Jets took the first meeting on Jan. 27 by a score of 5-4 in overtime before the Islanders responded with a 5-2 victory on Apr. 2


FIRST PERIOD

Starting lineup: Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Grant Clitsome, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelec in net.

4:21: ISLANDERS GOAL: Frans Nielsen opened the scoring for the Islanders after he took a nice feed at the blueline from Kyle Okposo. Nielsen walked in alone to the middle of the circle and snapped it through the legs of Ondrej Pavelec. 1-0 Isles.

5:01: 40 seconds later, Grant Clitsome took the game's first penalty as he went off for hooking...the Islanders have the 6th best PP in the NHL.

      Now a penalty against the #NHLJets. Not the kind of start they wanted with this charged up crowd against a strong time          @Ted_Wyman
10:42: JETS GOAL: Zach Bogosian put the Jets on the board to tie the game 1-1 midway through the opening period. Blake Wheeler dropped the puck off for Bogosian to blast a one-timer over the stick-side shoulder of Evgeni Nabokov.

12:14: ISLANDERS GOAL: Josh Bailey regained the Isles lead after Okposo sent him a nice pass from the corner to send a wrist shot past Pavelec's glove side. 2-1 Islanders.

      Wouldn't you know it, with so much talk about #NHLJets needing to shut down John Tavares line, the #Isles 2nd unit has been flying so far          @WiebeSunSports
The period would come to an end with the Jets trailing the Islanders 2-1. The shots on goal were 11-4 in favour of New York.

SECOND PERIOD

       RW Kyle Okposo with a high hit on D Zach Bogosian. Shoulder to head, but it was not called by folks in stripes.          @WiebeSunSports

9:47: ISLANDERS GOAL: Matt Martin made it 3-1 as he squeeked the puck past Pavelec in front from Jesse Joensuu and Lubomir Visnovsky. 


10:27: JETS GOAL: Kyle Wellwood closed the gap to get the Jets back within one after Evander Kane wired a blast from the top of the circle that was stopped by Nabokov. The puck spit right out to Wellwood in front who waited patiently for Nabokov to go down for him to snap the puck into the open net. 3-2 Islanders.

13:24: JETS GOAL: Kyle Wellwood finds the back of the net again after Grant Clitsome found him racing across the blueline. Neck and neck with his defenders, he dangled the puck around both of them to put himself half a step in front...he took his time and made no mistake going upstairs on Nabokov. 3-3 tie.

      #NHLJets fans, give Jets & Wellwood a high-five for scoring 2x to tie game. High-five w/ @scotiahockey to win prizes: http://ow.ly/kg0CS         @NHL


19:12: Matt Martin and Zach Bogosian took roughing minors putting the game on 4-on-4. Then, 33 seconds later, Michael Grabner tried to clear the puck but was called for concealing the puck, putting the Jets on a brief 5-on-3.

The Jets banged away trying to give themselves the lead with the late opportunity...and just as the buzzer went, Kyle Wellwood blasted a slap shot that flew past Nabokov and into the back of the net ...but it was a split second too late and did not count.

      This game has some serious jam to it. Going to be an unbelievable third period. This may be the loudest I have ever heard a rink.       @ShawnMcKenzie89
Through 40 minutes, the Jets and Islanders were all tied up 3-3. Shots on net were 23-13 Islanders.

THIRD PERIOD

      Eric Tangradi blocked four shots on this one shift for #NHLJets and fans show their appreciation for the effort       @WiebeSunSports
9:13: ISLANDERS GOAL: Michael Grabner gives the Islanders their third lead of the day after Colin McDonald found him all alone in the crease in front of Pavelec. Grabner connected with the set up and shoveled it into the back of the net. 4-3 Isles.

      I wouldn't say the Islanders are especially systems-oriented, but they do a lot of the unpleasant nitty-gritty stuff really well.       @pwilliamsNHL
17:59: JETS GOAL: With Vishnovsky in the box for interference, Bryan Little ties the game 4-4! Grant Clitsome blasted a shot from the top of the circle that made it on net but not in. Andrew Ladd got to it at the post and sent it over to Little at the back door. He kicked the puck to his stick and buried it into the back of the net.

Time would run out on regulation and the Jets earn a huge point after rallying to tie the game late. These two would need an extra round of minutes to see who will come away with the second point.

Overtime

For the third consecutive game, the Jets would need extra time to find a winner...
      Regardless of what happens next, that's a big point for the #NHLets, rallying from down 3-1 and 4-3 late.       @WFPEdTait
SHOOTOUT

WPG- Wheeler- stopped
NYI- Nielsen- stopped
WPG- Santorelli- post
NYI- Boyes- GOAL
WPG- Ladd- GOAL

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 49 17 26 6 113 168 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 51 18 24 11 42
B. Little 51 18 20 10 38
B. Wheeler 51 13 24 11 37
D. Byfuglien 51 12 21 8 33
M. Perreault 48 17 14 0 31
M. Frolik 51 10 17 6 27
M. Scheifele 51 7 20 3 27
E. Kane 36 10 12 2 22
A. Lowry 50 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 35 5 10 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 6 2 .927 2.15
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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