Vancouver 5, NY Islanders 4

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 6-4-0-1 2-2-0-0 4-2-0-1 W1
NY Islanders 3-3-1-2 2-1-1-2 1-2-0-0 L2

Recap


Canucks 5, Islanders 4 (OT): Brad Richardson scored the game-winner after banking the puck off Roberto Luongo at 2:16 of overtime to lift visiting Vancouver past New York.

Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist and Chris Higgins, captain Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored as the Canucks halted a modest two-game skid and sent the Islanders to their fifth loss in six games (1-3-2). Luongo turned aside 28 shots for Vancouver, which erased an early two-goal deficit only to see the Islanders tie it on Fran Nielsen's goal with 72 seconds left in regulation

Matt Moulson scored a pair of goals, Brock Nelson notched his first career tally and Nielsen also had two assists for for New York. Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves but gave up a couple of costly long rebounds in falling to 14-8-2 lifetime against the Canucks.

The Islanders pounced on the Canucks to take a 2-0 lead in the opening 4:41 when Nelson swept home a rebound for his first goal in his fifth career game and Moulson scored on the power play. Kesler answered 16 seconds later, collecting a long rebound and sliding it past Nabokov before Daniel Sedin buried a shot from the left faceoff circle for the equalizer at the 9:09 mark. 

Moulson reclaimed the lead with his second power-play goal early in the second, snapping a wrist shot top-shelf on Luongo from the faceoff dot. Henrik Sedin tied it again by banking home twin brother Daniel's shot before Higgins knocked home a juicy rebound from Nabokov to give Vancouver its first lead with 18 seconds left in the session.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Islanders captain John Tavares, playing in his 300th career contest, had one assist to extend his point streak to eight games while Moulson has four goals and three assists during a four-game streak. ... Henrik Sedin pushed his point streak to six games with three goals and four assists in that span. ... Nelson was in the lineup in place of F Michael Grabner, who served the first of his two-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Carolina's Nathan Gerbe.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   NY Islanders
Ryan Kesler 2 Points Frans Nielsen 3
Ryan Kesler 1 Goals Matt Moulson 2
Christopher Tanev 2 Assists Frans Nielsen 2
N/A Power Play Goals Matt Moulson 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .875 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .848
Roberto Luongo 28 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 33 5 0-2 2-4 8 33
NY Islanders 32 4 2-4 2-2 4 27

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Islanders have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.