Simulation: Boyes Continues Great Season; Captain Streit Returns

 

Game 9, October 30, 2012, Islanders vs. Senators

It looks like the good luck streak that was Rick DiPietro is officially over as the Islanders get hammered by the Senators 6-1.

John Tavares’ fourth goal of the season in the first minute of the game, which gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead, was the only time the Islanders were in the game.

After the Tavares goal, the Islanders were stoned by Craig Anderson who 32 saves in the victory.

The Senators had six different goal scorers and were led by Zack Smith, who scored one goal and assisted on two and Anderson. (Photo Credit: CBC.CA/ AP Photo)

With this lose Islanders Head Coach, Jack Capuano announced that Evgeni Nabokov will be the starting goalie for the Islanders now. DiPietro was 4-3 with a 2.91 GAA since taking over for Nabokov.

The six goals the Islanders allowed this year are a season high against them. With the loss the Islanders fall to 5-4 and the Senators, who get their second win of the season move to 2-5-2.

Three Stars of the Game

1.       Zack Smith 1 g, 2 a, 3 p

2.       Craig Anderson 32  saves

3.       Jason Spezza 1 g, 0 a, 1 p

Game 10, November 2, 2012, Islanders @ Hurricanes

With Evgeni Nabokov back in net the Islanders cruised to an easy 5-3 win of the Hurricanes. This game also saw the return of Islanders captain Mark Streit, who missed six games with an injury, who added an assist and a + 3 rating in his return.

Nabokov getting his first start in six games, stopped 23 shots in route to the victory, but the big hero of the game was Brad Boyes who after being held off of the goal sheet for a week after starting the season on fire, netted two goals to lead the Islanders to the win.

The first period the Islanders bothered Cam Ward with 11 shots, getting two of them past him. The first goal of the game was scored by Kyle Okposo and less than a minute later Boyes scored his first of the night.

The scoring in the second period started quickly as Boyes scored his second of the night, 33 seconds in to the period. (Photo Credit: AP)

The Hurricanes were next to score, getting on the board for the first time, with a goal from Jussi Jokinen. They also added another goal in the period by Jerome Samson.

The Islanders than got two goals from Lubomir Visnovsky and Michael Grabner to help them take a 5-2 lead into the locker room after the second period.

The Hurricanes netted one in the third, but that was enough as Nabokov stopped 10 shots in the period to hold on for the 5-3 win.

The Islanders get back in the win column improving to 6-4 and the Hurricanes fall to .500 at 5-5.

Three Stars of the Game

1.       Brad Boyes, 2 g, 0 a, 2 p

2.       Tuomo Ruutu, 0 g, 2 a, 2 p

3.       Eric Staal, 1 g, 0 a, 1 g

Game 11, November 3, 2012, Islanders vs. Stars

The Islanders playing in back to back games continued their scoring ways putting up six goals in a victory over the Dallas Stars 6-3. This is the second game in a row the Islanders have scored five or more goals in a game.

Also for the second game in a row the Islanders goal scoring was led by Brad Boyes who scored two more goals and Mark Streit added three points himself.

The first period saw both teams score once, Brendan Morrow got the Stars on the board first but Boyes found the net a near minute later to send the game into the locker room tied up 1-1.

The second period saw the Islanders bury the Stars with 15 shots, converting on four of them. Mark Streit netted his first of the season, and then Matt Moulson extended the Islanders lead to 3-1, when Boyes scored again to make it 4-1. After a Stars goal, by Jaromir Jagr to close the gap, Marty Reasoner found the back up the net to give the Islanders a 5-2 lead at the end of the second period.

In the third period Michael Grabner scored, his third in four games, and Trevor Daley scored for Dallas to pull the game within three but Nabokov was too much for the Stars making 27 saves.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Islanders have won their second game in a row improving their record to 7-4 and the Stars fall to under .500 at 5-6.

Three Stars of the Game

1.       Brad Boyes 2 g, 0 a, 2 p

2.       Mark Streit 1 g, 2 a, 3 p

3.       John Tavares 0 g, 2 a, 2 p

Farm Report

The Sound Tigers split their two games this weekend beating the Hersey Bears and falling to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. They are now 3-4-1 they take on the Norfolk Admirals and the Manchester Monarchs.

Up Next For The Islanders

The Islanders head to the West coast next week to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions the Los Angeles Kings. They then go to Anaheim to play the Ducks and then San Jose to finish off their trip against the Sharks at the Shark Tank.

Islanders Leaders

Name

Goals

Assists

Points

Brad Boyes

8

5

13

Matt Moulson

5

8

13

Lubomir Visnovsky

2

9

11

John Tavares

4

6

10

Kyle Okposo

2

4

7

 

Name

Wins

Losses

GAA

Rick DiPietro

4

3

2.91

Evgeni Nabokov

3

1

3.29

 

NHL Leaders

Name

Goals

Assist

Points

Daniel Sedin

9

12

21

Henrik Sedin

7

11

18

Alexander Ovechkin

7

8

15

Nicklas Backstrom

3

11

14

Zach Parise

5

9

14

 

Name

Wins

Losses

GAA

Carey Price

8

1

1.21

Mikka Kiprusoff

7

2

2.06

Jon Quick

6

2

2.37

Devan Dubnyk

5

1

1.55

Kari Lehtonen

5

5

3.12

 

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