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NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at NY Islanders



(Saturday, December 21st)

Final Score: Anaheim 5, NY Islanders 3

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Palmieri potted the game-winner as part of a four-goal third period and Ryan Getzlaf recorded a hat trick to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Mathieu Perreault added a goal and Frederik Andersen stopped 18 shots for the Ducks, who have won a franchise-record eight straight games.

"He was the catalyst, for sure. He wasn't going to be denied," said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

Anaheim had taken seven in a row earlier this season, from Oct. 5-20 and previously from Feb. 20-Mar. 7, 1999.

Thomas Vanek scored twice and Frans Nielson added a goal for the Islanders, losers in 14 of their last 16 games.

"The main focus tonight was the discipline and the decision-making with the puck, with the size of the guys they have," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "They can wear you down, and they have some offensive [defensemen] who can jump into the play and give you problems."

Evgeni Nabokov allowed four goals on 30 shots in the setback.

Getzlaf pulled the Ducks within 3-2 just 1:10 into the third. Bryan Allen fired a shot from the point that bounced off of Nabokov right to Corey Perry, who was also turned away. Getzlaf, though, managed to corral the puck in traffic and beat Nabokov, who had his sight blocked by several players gathered in front of the net.

Perreault tied things up after finishing off a slick passing sequence at 10:32. Matt Beleskey skated along the right board and flipped the puck to Daniel Winnik on the goal line short of the net. Winnik then quickly backhanded the disc right to Perreault, who easily shoveled it into a nearly empty net.

Palmieri put the Ducks in front for the first time all game with his goal at 13:44. Off a draw won by Getzlaf, Palmieri weaved through traffic before firing a wrister into the back of the net.

Getzlaf added an empty-netter for his hat trick and a two-goal spread with 22 seconds on the clock.

As time expired the benches cleared as a group of players held a shoving match near center ice. It was unclear what sparked the near-fracas, but referees separated the sides. After several minutes of jawing on the ice the teams retreated to the locker room.

Vanek opened the scoring 11:27 in with his snap shot off a Kyle Okposo miss.

Getlaf tied things up 15:10 into the middle session, but Vanek and Nielsen scored less than a minute apart at 17:55 and 18:52 to put the hosts in front 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Game Notes

Getzlaf has two hat tricks this season and increased his point total to 43 (19G, 24A) ... Anaheim concludes a four-game road swing in Washington on Monday ... The reeling Islanders, who occupy the Metropolitan Division basement, will visit the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.

12/21 23:17:36 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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