10/11/14: New York Islanders 4 Carolina Hurricanes 3

1st Islanders Goal (Tavares), Powerplay

  • NY Islanders Contributions
    J. Boychuk – gets the puck behind his net and carries it to the defensive blue line, then drops it off for K. Okposo (cont.), gets the puck from Tavares and moves it to Nelson at the top of the right faceoff circle
    K. Okposo – carries the puck to center and moves it to Nelson at the offensive blue line, (cont.) gets the puck behind the net from Strome and keeps it moving to the left corner for Tavares
    B. Nelson – dumps the puck into the right corner for Strome (cont.), passes the puck to the top of the left faceoff circle for Tavares
    R. Strome – chases down the puck in the corner and moves it behind the net
    J. Tavares – gets the puck in the left corner and passes it up to Boychuk at the top of the zone (cont.), settles down the pass from Nelson and steps into a slapshot that beats Khudobin over his blocker
  • Carolina Faults
    N. Gerbe – in the penalty box for slashing

1st Hurricanes Goal (Tlusty), Powerplay

  • Carolina Contributions
    A. Semin – retrieves a wide shot in the right corner, cuts towards the front of the net, and takes a wrist shot that produces a rebound, which bounces out to Liles at the left point
    J. Liles – immediately passes the puck to Tlusty moving into the high slot
    J. Tlusty – quickly turns and shoots the puck past Johnson’s blocker
  • NY Islanders Faults
    T. Hamonic – in the penalty box for hooking
    B. Strait – loses his stick trying to step Semin’s shot and then isn’t in place to step up on Tlusty because he’s picking up his stick

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2nd Islanders Goal (Conacher), Even

  • NY Islanders Contributions
    J. Tavares – steals the puck from Rask against the boards in the Islanders zone, then moves the puck to Conacher in the middle of the zone (cont.), gets to the rebound in front of Khudobin and passes it across the slot for Conacher
    C. Conacher – carries the puck to the neutral zone then, loses it, but it slides to Okposo at center (cont.), gets the pass from Tavares in front and throws it into a wide open net
    K. Okposo – picks up the puck at center, pulls up at the left point, and takes a wrist shot on Khudobin that doesn’t catch with his glove, producing a rebound
  • Carolina Faults
    V. Rask – turns the puck over to Tavares, starting the Islanders breakout, then doesn’t have his head on a swivel to cover Conacher skating into the slot for the goal
    A. Khudobin – doesn’t cleanly glove Okposo’s wrist shot from the point, which creates a bad rebound and leads to the goal

2nd Hurricanes Goal (Tlusty), Powerplay

  • Carolina Contributions
    A. Semin – pulls a puck away from the body of Strait, who is on the ground after blocking a shot in the slot, then kicks the puck to Tlusty in front of him
    J. Tlusty – passes the puck across the slot to E. Staal below the right faceoff dot
    E. Staal – holds the puck and then passes it back to Tlusty on the back side of the net for a tap-in goal
  • NY Islanders Faults
    M. Martin – in the penalty box for tripping
    F. Nielsen – loses his balance and drops to the ground when he spins to try to stop the pass from Tlusty to E. Staal, so he’s on the ground and can’t cover Tlusty on the pass back for the goal

3rd Islanders Goal (Nelson), Powerplay

  • NY Islanders Contributions
    K. Okposo – retrieves a shot that went wide in the left corner of the Hurricanes zone, carries it towards the net, and backhands a pass that goes through the slot and out to Boychuk at the top of the zone
    J. Boychuk – steps to the puck and takes a slapshot towards the net
    B. Nelson – sets a screen in front of Khudobin and has the puck bounce off of his left leg and through Khudobin’s five-hole
  • Carolina Faults
    A. Semin – in the penalty box for high-sticking

4th Islanders Goal (Bailey), Even

  • NY Islanders Contributions
    J. Bailey – steals the puck from Nash and centers it for Kulemin (cont.), gets the puck from Nielsen in the slot and rips a shot past Khudobin’s blocker
    N. Kulemin – cuts to the left and then passes the puck into the Hurricanes zone for Nielsen to pick up
    F. Nielsen – picks up the puck, carries it to the outside of the right faceoff circle, and passes it to Bailey skating into the slot
  • Carolina Faults
    R. Nash – loses the puck against the boards in the neutral zone, sending the Islanders on a rush
    A. Semin – doesn’t keep up with Bailey skating into the slot to receive the pass

3rd Hurricanes Goal (Tlusty)

  • Carolina Contributions
    J. Tlusty – picks up the puck that Johnson redirected to him and throws it past Johnson’s glove before he can recover
  • NY Islanders Faults
    C. Johnston – tips a loose puck in front of his crease forward, which moves it away from Strait and right to Tlusty

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