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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Pittsburgh



(Friday, October 25th)

Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Bailey scored with 1:40 remaining in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center.

Frans Nielsen registered a goal and two assists for the Islanders, who won for just the second time in their last seven games. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 39 Pittsburgh shots, including 19 in the second period.

One-goal games have been the norm for New York this season. Nine of its first 10 games have been decided by the slimmest of margins.

"As the game went along, we felt like we could score a goal, be right back in the game and then turn the table on them," Nabokov said. "We didn't quit. We put the puck at the net, and good things happened."

Jeff Zatkoff, making his second NHL start, allowed four goals on 25 shots for Pittsburgh, which has lost consecutive games for the first time this year. The Penguins were shut out by the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Monday.

"I felt way better," Zatkoff said of his second start. "I felt confident the whole game. Just ten minutes got away from us, it's frustrating. A game we probably should have had. Credit them, they played hard and got the win."

There was a wild sequence prior to Bailey's game-winner as the teams combined for three goals in a 69-second span.

Nielsen tied things up at 2-2 when he deftly directed in Thomas Hickey's pass from the left point behind Zatkoff with 7:14 to go in the third.

Deryk Engelland put the Penguins back on top 16 seconds later. The defenseman- turned-forward was not impeded as he drove the crease and hammered Joe Vitale's backhand pass into an open net.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard then netted the equalizer after a failed clearing attempt, slipping a backhander between the pads of Zatkoff with 6:05 left.

Bailey worked hard for his goal, diving forward and chipping the puck past a prone Zatkoff.

The Islanders were called for four penalties to the Penguins' one in the first period, but the visitors, however, converted their lone power play.

John Tavares fed Nielsen for a redirect in the slot and Matt Moulson potted the rebound on the backhand from the doorstep at the 10:14 mark.

Jussi Jokinen answered 3:11 later for the hosts by sweeping in a rebound. The tally came three seconds after a Penguins man advantage expired.

The Penguins peppered Nabokov with 20 shots in the second period and seized the lead on Sidney Crosby's eighth goal of the year.

New York rookie defenseman Matt Donovan fanned on his shot in the Pittsburgh end, resulting in a turnover and a 2-on-1 counter rush by Chris Kunitz and Crosby. The Penguins captain carried the puck down the right wing and ripped a shot from the faceoff circle that beat Nabokov to the far side at 5:59.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang made his season debut. He missed the first nine games with a lower-body injury ... The teams met for the first time since the Penguins ousted the Islanders in overtime of Game 6 of their first-round playoff series this past spring ... Moulson now has six goals this season, all but one on the power play ... Tavares extended his point streak to nine games (4G, 8A) ... Islanders forward Michael Grabner served the finale of a two-game suspension for an illegal check to head of Carolina forward Nathan Gerbe ... Pittsburgh forward Jayson Megna made his NHL debut.

10/25 23:22:10 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
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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