12/5/07

NYI Fan Central Live Blogging Tonight

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/05/2007 06:33:00 PM


Being that the club is 2-0 when I do a live blog tonight's a good time to see if the club can break out if it's slump.



I going to try some changes to my live blogging and post time of day with updates and time remaining in each period.

Game Notes:
Point Blake : Chris Botta blogged at around 2:30pm, reported on Islanders-Thrashers game day with comments from Ruslan Fedotenko, some peripheral items and speculates Bryan Berard/Freddy Meyer will be the scratches.

Newsday: Greg Logan updated his blog at 5pm to report Bruno Gervais will be back in the lineup and why he sat out the Boston game. Assistant coach Gerard Gallant is doing the game day interviews with Ted Nolan who is under the weather but also says seven defenders could dress.

Feel free to jump in with discussion on the game here or on the message board.
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New York at Atlanta

Islander Forward lines:
Fedotenko-Comrie-Guern
Tambellini-Vasicek-Satan
Hilbert-Sillinger-Hunter
Simon-Park-Bergenheim

Martinek-Witt
Bergeron-Sutton
Campoli-Gervais

7:07pm Thirty odd dad's and relatives, Bates day to day, did not make trip.

1st period
7:08pm.......20:00 min

Sillinger line against Kovalchuk line opens game.
Good opening shift off Witt point shot, rebound save.

7:10 pm..18:27 min
Comrie center ice penalty on questionable boarding penalty.

7:12 pm....16:28 min
Trail referee calls penalty on Witt which was very questionable, five on three for a short time.

7:14 pm...15:40 min
Thrashers penalty, Campoli robbed by Lehtonen on delayed penalty, solid pk.

7:22 pm.....10:49 min
Isles playing with fire, Kovalchuk unloading up outside. Enstrom very skilled, Hunter clearing attempt kept in but a few good blocks kills pk.

7:16 pm......14:69 min
Islanders doing nothing with powerplay, looked better shorthanded. Crowd booing Sutton.

7:18 pm.........12:44 min
Powerplay over some outside shots from Sutton. Atlanta good counter rush back at even strength. Islanders do not even look to set up down low.

7:20 pm.........12:19 min
Hilbert puts puck in stands second straight game, Thrashers powerplay.

7:24 pm.........10:02 min
Simon shot, rebound Campoli driving to net, goes to Comrie who scores on outside wrist shot 1-0 New York, Guerin big screen on Lehtonen.


7:27 pm............8:26 min
Hilbert goes off on hit to shoulder/hip/wrist/hand in corner with Havlat.
DiPietro disaster turnover on mix up with Bergeron, Sutton makes save on open net chance. Bergeron rush, shot saved by Lehtonen.

7:31 pm............6:57 min
Simon another shift with Comrie/Guerin

7:34 pm.....
Thirty seven dads, mentors on trip.

7:37 pm............3:10 min
Witt shot blocked, Kovalchuk-Hossa two on one off stick.
Hilbert returns, shot from left face off shoulder, save.

7:40 pm.............1:15 min
Another Thrasher power play, some good Islander pressure before with two on one broken up by Ken Klee.

7:41 pm.....
DiPietro good save on Kovalchuk, some blocks and a few clears...end first period.

Notes-Too many penalties by Isles, some good jump and pressure but not enough sustained work and Atlanta's speed a factor. Islanders defense looks on it's game so far with several broken up chances and blocks. Lucky to have lead after DiPietro mistake. Campoli hitting and jumping in twice led to chances and goal. Bill Guerin has been active in front of Thrashers net and his game tonight looks like he's due to make a play that leads to a goal.
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Second period:
8:00pm..........19:35 min
Enstrom hit post from point, penalty over.....19:16 min

8:02pm........
Thrashers taking advantage of Islander mistakes, DiPietro saves on Klee and Holik.

8:04 pm.......16:50 min
Bergenheim finally sees the ice and worked well with shot.

8:05 pm........15:50 min
Fedotenko draws power play.

8:07pm............
Campoli bombing away, Sutton hearing boos again.

8:09pm.............13:55 min
Klee grabs puck on Hunter rebound of Sutton shot, Islanders powerplay, first penalty expires.

8:10 pm...............12:54 min
DiPietro gives up bad angle shorthanded goal to Hossa after Satan shot stopped 1-1.

8:12pm.................11:50 min
Powerplay over.

8:15pm.................11:17 min
Bergenheim penalty on hook in center ice, Atlanta powerplay.
8:18pm.................9:30min
DiPietro save on Kovalchuck bomb...penalty over.

8:17pm.................10:17min
DiPietro save on Holik.

8:18m................
Tambellini turnover, Kovalchuk easy shot off pass from Hossa 2-1 Atlanta.

8:22pm.................8:45min
Bergenheim almost scores out of box with Vasicek, Atlanta comes back and Satan makes save on open net rebound. Isles having problems with Atlanta's speed.

8:24pm...............7:00min
Atlanta taking over on Islander mistakes and their speed. Boulton, Slater almost score. DiPietro another head first diving poke check.

8:25pm...............5:54 min
Park draws power play with fourth line.

8:28pm...............4:56min
Guerin, Comrie turnover show, Dupuis scores after Gervais-Comrie go to same player, second Atlanta shorthanded goal 3-1 Atlanta.

8:32pm................2:22min
Vasicek line some pressure, wrap around.

8:34pm.................18.9 seconds left.
Sutton point shot goes in off Hilbert pass, looks like Sillinger deflected............play under review.......goal stands 3-2 Atlanta.

8:36pm..............period over.
3-2 Atlanta.

Notes-Trashers speed and skill forced mistakes that led to all three goals and DiPietro let up a goal a low scoring club cannot allow. Powerplay was horrible, Guerin looked slow and Thrasher forwards read his move and could see he was looking point and easily broke it up. When the puck went to the other side Comrie tried to make low percentage plays which led to chances/goals when puck came to his side because he did not take the player rushing to the net.

Let's see what the late Sillinger goal off deflection does and what team makes next mistake.

Islanders are going to need a third goal for the first time in twelve games and hold Atlanta scoreless if they want a point.
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Third period
8:54pm...................20:00 min

8:55pm...................18:40min
Good shift for Guerin with three shots off speed from Bergeheim and Fedotenko.

8:57pm...................16:42min
Bergenheim/fourth line with nice pressure, good save by Lehtonen.

8:59pm......................15:58min
Hilbert penalty, Atlanta powerplay kills momentum.

9:01 pm........................14:12min
Shot hits post as penalty expires off Islander turnover.

9:02pm..........................13:20min
Sillinger pulled down on good rush to outside......Islander powerplay???

9:05pm...........................12:53min
Vasicek on powerplay with Satan and Guerin and Hunter.

Hunter point shot......SCORE OFF VASICEK SCREEN..........3-3

9:06pm.......................12:15min
Immediate Guerin penalty off faceoff, stick on hands.

9:07pm..........................11:50min
Holik misses wide open net off setup.

9:10pm...........................9:51min
Islanders make a few blocks, penalty over.

9:15pm.............................7:30min
Dangerous chance off Kovalchuk shot blocked. Some center ice play. Vasicek penalty after Atlanta player not called in offensive zone. Thrashers powerplay.

9:18pm...............................7:16min
Islanders make some solid plays and kill penalty, shots 28-21 Islanders.

9:19pm.................................4:40min
Satan has net but tries to go outside and get's pinned in corner, Fedotenko draws powerplay. More worried about giving up another goal with some of the gambles they have been making....need to get this game to overtime.

9:23pm................................2:40min
Vasicek line does little, another Thrasher penalty on Satan-Fedotenko feed, brief five on three. Timeout Islanders.

9:25pm......................2:15min
Gallant and Bergeron jawing at one another, telecast speculates it's because Bergeron wants to be out for five on three. Either way Bergeron was clearly not happy about something nor was Gerard Gallant.

9:27pm......................22 seconds left.
Five on three ends. Plenty of Islander pressure, Gervais almost scores on backdoor plan, Satan terrible crosscheck, even strength.
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Overtime
9:30pm.......................5:00min
Overtime begins with Thrashers on four on three powerplay.

9:31pm.......................3:50min
DiPietro robs Enstrom off rush, big save on Kovalchuk. Witt clears Holik.

9:33pm.......................2:45min
Islanders exchanging chances, Vasicek hits post that looked in....REVIEW?
Made that clunking sound?.....replay was crossbar-post.....so no goal.

9:37pm........................1:00min
Guerin shot wide.

9:38pm.........................21 seconds.
Campoli rushes net from angle, Kovalchuk counter rush..........shootout.
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Shootout:
Atlanta 2-1 in shootouts, lost to Devils last Sunday.

9:40pm
Shootout lineups for each club:
Atlanta shoots first.

Hossa-Toe drag save DiPietro.
Guerin-Lehtonen stacks pads five hole save.
Kozlov-Scores going wide rolling off/over DiPietro's pads and in.
Satan-Satan goes left and is stopped.
Kovalchuk-Kovalchuk finds open side for winning goal.

Thrashers win shootout.

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