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NHL Game Summary - Detroit at NY Islanders



(Saturday, November 16th)

Final Score: NY Islanders 5, Detroit 4 (SO)

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Frans Nielsen scored the lone shootout goal as the New York Islanders continued their mastery of the Detroit Red Wings with a 5-4 win at Nassau Coliseum.

Nielsen beat Jonas Gustavsson on a backhander to begin the tiebreaker. Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, whose second goal forced overtime, were both turned away by Kevin Poulin, an injury replacement, before Todd Bertuzzi missed the net with his backhand attempt.

John Tavares registered a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who notched their fifth straight win over the Red Wings.

Evgeni Nabokov's return didn't last long.

The New York goaltender left 4:12 into the game with a groin injury. Nabokov was injured when Darren Helm scored to tie the game nine seconds after Tavares lit the lamp. It was the only shot he faced.

Poulin, who had started each of the last three games, made 19 saves.

"He battles hard, he competes really hard," Tavares said about Poulin. "He's a confident guy and did a great job obviously in the shootout."

Gustavsson, making his first start since Oct. 17, stopped 37 shots for Detroit, which has dropped six straight (0-1-5).

The Islanders opened the third with the bulk of a four-minute power play with which to work. Detroit managed to kill Johan Franzen's double-minor for high- sticking, but the Islanders broke a 3-3 tie shortly after the penalty expired. Cal Clutterbuck was credited with the go-ahead goal at the 4:43 mark of the period.

Detroit was outshot 15-4 in the third, but Datsyuk managed to send the game to overtime. Playing in his 800th NHL game, the smooth Russian whipped a backhander from a sharp angle into the net off Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald with 42.5 seconds remaining and Gustavsson pulled for an extra skater.

"We never really got going in the third. I thought they skated well," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.

Tavares opened the scoring on a redirection 4:03 into the contest, but Detroit countered as Helm beat Nabokov on a 2-on-0 break.

Datsyuk made it 2-1 when he tipped Mikael Samuelsson's wrister on a power play with 2:42 remaining in the first period.

The teams combined for three goals in a 1:20 span late in the second period.

Casey Cizikas put a backhander past Gustavsson with 2:10 remaining. That knotted the score at 2-2, and 33 seconds later, Franzen connected with a wrist shot that sailed past Poulin on the stick side to make it 3-2. Brock Nelson, however, tied things up on a power play with 50 seconds left.

Game Notes

The Islanders upped their record to 6-0-1 in their last seven games against Detroit ... New York improved to 8-1-2 when they score at least three goals this season ... Islanders forward Thomas Vanek missed a fourth consecutive game with an upper-body injury ... Detroit forward Daniel Alfredsson sat out a second straight game, a late scratch with a groin injury.

11/17 00:51:17 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
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NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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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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