Snap Shots: Islanders Vs Jets — 11/27/13

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Welcome to Snap Shots, our condensed post-game recap of the New York Islanders latest NHL matchup

New York Islanders (8-13-3, 19pts) Vs Winnipeg Jets (11-11-4, 26pts)

Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

7:00pm EST

Islanders 2 – Jets 3

Starting Lineup

26 Thomas Vanek – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
29 Brock Nelson – 53 Casey Cizikas – 17 Matt Martin

47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey – 46 Matt Donovan
55 Aaron Ness – 7 Matt Carkner

60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson

*Scratches: Colin McDonald, Eric Boulton, Radek Martinek

Game Summary

A hard-hitting affair early on with no scoring and most of the action dominated by the Jets through the first half. The Isles got their first power play but failed to register any offense, firing just one shot. Another Isles power play late in the period failed to produce a goal, though the team did turn up the intensity firing seven straight shots over the last 2:40 to overtake the Jets. Workhorse Andrew MacDonald led all Isles skaters with 9:41 of ice time. SOG NYI 13 WPG 11

The second started off cautiously, with neither team willing or able to get anything going; eight minutes in Winnipeg had fired three shots, the Isles none. The Jets finally drew first blood on a Mark Stuart goal. Minutes later the Jets struck again to make it 2-0, this time by Andrew Ladd. In a virtual replay of last Saturday’s game against the Flyers the Isles allowed three goals in rapid succession, the third in 5:15 courtesy of Devin Setoguchi. The Isles finally got on the board a minute later on an Andrew MacDonald power play marker, the fourth goal of the game in just a 6:22 span. SOG NYI 7 WPG 11

Another period off to a slow start, both teams seeming cautious. Thomas Vanek took the first Isles penalty at 6:37. The Isles penalty killing has been awful, but they managed to kill this one off. The Isles offense seemed to lack urgency; they fired just four shots through eleven minutes of play in the period, though they held the Jets to three. But they gained intensity as John Tavares notched his eleventh of the season with six minutes to play. A minute later the Jets went shorthanded, but the Isles failed to score. Then Pierre-Marc Bouchard took a penalty the Isles could ill afford with just over two minutes to play, and the clock ran out before they could make another charge. Andrew MacDonald logged an incredible 29:26 of ice time. SOG NYI 10 WPG 7



1st Period


2nd Period

11:27 WPG Mark Stuart (1) Slapshot – ASST: James Wright (1) 1-0 WPG
14:39 WPG Andrew Ladd (7) Backhand – ASST: Blake Wheeler (12), Bryan Little (13) 2-0 WPG
16:42 WPG Devin Setoguchi (6) Tip-in – ASST: Keaton Ellerby (2), Mark Scheifele (6) 3-0 WPG
17:49 NYI Andrew MacDonald (2) Slapshot – ASST: Thomas Vanek (9), John Tavares (18) 3-1 WPG

3rd Period

14:01 NYI John Tavares (11) Wrist shot – ASST: Matt Carkner (3) 3-2 WPG


1st Period

10:39 WPG Olli Jokinen Interference – 2 mins against Kyle Okposo

16:16 WPG Michael Frolik Slashing – 2 mins against Cal Clutterbuck

2nd Period

17:07 WPG Olli Jokinen Boarding – 2 mins against Aaron Ness

3rd Period

6:37 NYI Thomas Vanek Tripping – 2 mins against Tobias Enstrom
14:54 WPG Jacob Trouba Hooking – 2 mins against Kyle Okposo
17:44 NYI Pierre-Marc Bouchard Hooking – 2 mins against Keaton Ellerby

 Shots On Goal

Isles 30-Jets 29

Turning Point

Another defensive collapse cost the Isles another Game. A five minute, three goal outburst by the Jets late in the second period was more than the Isles could rebound from.

What’s Ahead

The Jets game was the first of a four-game home stand.  Next up is on Friday, the second meeting of the season with the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings won their last game but are 2-3-5 overall in their last ten games played.