NY Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 3-2-1-0 1-1-0-0 2-1-1-0 W1
Pittsburgh 3-3-0-0 0-2-0-0 3-1-0-0 L1

Recap


Islanders 4, Penguins 1: Matt Moulson collected a power-play goal and an assist for his third multi-point game of the season and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 37 shots as New York posted its second straight win in Pittsburgh after losing the previous 13 contests.

Michael Grabner matched Moulson with his fourth goal and John Tavares scored for the second straight game. Fourth-liner Casey Cizikas recorded his first NHL goal as the Islanders snapped a two-game losing skid.

The offense was more than enough for Nabokov, who came within 1:09 of securing his first shutout of the season and 53rd career after Pascal Dupuis cleaned up a rebound.

After Cizikas opened the scoring with 3:59 remaining in the first period, Grabner doubled the advantage by converting a partial breakaway at the 6:46 mark of the second. Grabner used his superior speed to gain a step on the chasing Penguins before his wrist shot caromed off the extended arm of Marc-Andre Fleury and into the net.

Fleury yielded four goals on 17 shots before being relieved by Tomas Vokoun to start the third period for Pittsburgh, which remained winless at Consol Energy Center (0-2-0).

GAME NOTEBOOK: Penguins D Matt Niskanen is expected to be sidelined two-to-four weeks with a lower body injury. Niskanen suffered the injury during the first period of Sunday's 2-1 shootout victory over Ottawa. ... Tuesday's game was the first this season in which Pittsburgh did not score the opening goal. ... New York LW Jesse Joensuu will miss five-to-seven weeks after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia. Joensuu sustained the injury in Finland during the lockout and has not played for the Islanders this season.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Pittsburgh
Matt Moulson 2 Points Pascal Dupuis 1
Matt Moulson 1 Goals Pascal Dupuis 1
Frans Nielsen 2 Assists Sidney Crosby 1
Matt Moulson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .974 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun 1.000
Evgeni Nabokov 37 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 13

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 24 4 2-2 3-3 21 31
Pittsburgh 38 1 0-3 0-2 6 41

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh . The Penguins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.