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38 SOG
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game recap

No love for Jets on Valentines Day, as they fall to the Isles

Tuesday, 02.14.2012 / 7:26 PM

Kristi Hennessy - Coordinator, Web Content

Three Stars of the Game
PA Parenteau
1st
PA Parenteau
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 2TOI: 16:30
Evgeni Nabokov
2nd
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 35-36
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .974SH: 0-0
Chris Thorburn
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 9:39
The Jets started things off on the right foot as Chris Thorburn opened the scoring for the Jets late in the first period as the GST-Line won a hard-fought battle along the boards.

The Islanders answered back on the power play early in the second period and followed that up with another early goal in the third period. They sat on the 2-1 lead until they were able to seal the deal with an empty net goal in the final minute of regulation.

Despite the strong start, the Islanders got the best of the hometeam Jets and stole the two points at the MTS Centre Tuesday night. The Jets will head on the road for a short one-game trip in Minnesota on Thursday to take on the Wild. Puck drops at 7:00pm.


FIRST PERIOD

Both goaltenders were challenged early on in the game but through the first half of the first period, the game remained scoreless with the shots reading 10-5 in favour of the Jets.

Chris Thorburn and the GST line got the Jets on the board with 2:10 remaining in the first period. The hard-working play of Jim Slater, Tanner Glass and Chris Thorburn finally paid off. It was a tic-tac-toe play as Slater bounced a pass off the boards to Thorburn, who got pinned and sent the puck back to him in the corner. Slater tossed the puck on net from a sharp angle that Nabokov kicked aside but Thorburn had made his way to the front of the net to snap home the rebound. Tanner Glass picked up the second assist on the play. 1-0 Jets.

After 20 minutes of play the Jets led 1-0 and led 16-10 in shots.

SECOND PERIOD

The Islanders were handed the first power play of the night 3:32 into the second period as Blake Wheeler was called off for tripping.

It only took a few seconds for the Isles to capitalize on the advantage as Matt Moulson wired a slapshot from the top of teh circle that went straight through Pavelec's legs into the net. John Tavares picked up the helper on the tying goal.

Wheeler and Ladd marched a shorthanded rush up-ice into the Isles zone but Nabokov shut the door on Ladd and kept the game tied after a great effort from the Jets power play unit.

Zach Bogosian came pretty close to giving the Jets a late 2-1 lead with Tavares in the box for delay of game as he rang one off the cross-bar with 30 seconds to play in the period.

After two periods, the Jets and Isles were tied at one and led 26-17 in shots.

THIRD PERIOD

PA Parenteau put the Isles up by one just 1:26 into the second frame on a lucky redirect on a slap pass from Milan Jurcina. Not the start the Jets hoping for in the third as the Isles took the 2-1 lead.

The Jets were given two power play opportunities in the third period but with just over five minutes left in regulation, they still trailed the Islanders 2-1.

Despite their late last minute efforts, the Islanders added an empty net goal to seal the deal and take a 3-1 win over the hometeam Jets. They will head next to Minnesota for their last road game in February to face the Wild on Thursday night.
scoring summary
1st Period
17:50
WPG
Chris Thorburn (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Jim Slater (5), Tanner Glass (9)
1 - 0 WPG
2nd Period
03:55
NYI
PPG - Matt Moulson (25) Slapshot - ASST: John Tavares (33)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
01:36
NYI
PA Parenteau (12) Deflected shot - ASST: Milan Jurcina (5), Brian Rolston (5)
2 - 1 NYI
19:07
NYI
EN - Matt Martin (7) Snap shot - ASST: PA Parenteau (39), Jay Pandolfo (1)
3 - 1 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:32
WPG
Blake Wheeler  Tripping against  Mark Streit
08:26
WPG
Zach Bogosian  Cross checking against  Michael Grabner
08:26
NYI
Michael Grabner  Slashing against  Zach Bogosian
14:17
WPG
Nik Antropov  Interference against  PA Parenteau
14:17
NYI
PA Parenteau  Diving against  Nik Antropov
18:03
NYI
John Tavares  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
05:50
NYI
Brian Rolston  Tripping against  Alexander Burmistrov
11:26
NYI
PA Parenteau  Cross checking against  Tobias Enstrom
goalie stats
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
14-14-0
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 37EV: 35 - 36
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .974SH: 0 - 0
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 24TOI: 59:24
Saves: 22EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .917SH: 0 - 0