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Islanders vs. Penguins


Nov 14, 2001

NHL FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NY ISLANDERS 2 0 1 0 3 PITTSBURGH 0 0 3 0 3 FINAL IN OT

GOAL SCORING:

1ST PRD: NYI - BRAD ISBISTER 3 (ALEXEI YASHIN, ROMAN HAMRLIK) 4:43 NYI - (PP) MARIUSZ CZERKAWSKI 3 (MARK PARRISH, MICHAEL PECA) 11:31 2ND PRD: NONE 3RD PRD: PIT - ALEXEI KOVALEV 4 (ROBERT LANG) 1:38 NYI - BRAD ISBISTER 4 (ALEXEI YASHIN) 6:09 PIT - ALEXEI KOVALEV 5 (UNASSISTED) 6:35 PIT - ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (HANS JONSSON, WAYNE PRIMEAU) 7:08 OT: NONE

POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: NYI - 1 OF 3, PIT - 0 OF 5.

SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NYI 17 9 14 4 44 PIT 6 9 11 4 30

GOALIES: NYI - GARTH SNOW PIT - JOHAN HEDBERG

OFFICIALS: REF - SUTHERLAND, S WALKOM LIN - HENDERSON, KOVACHIK

ATT: 15,466

Box Score

------------------------------- NY Islanders 2 0 1 0--3 Pittsburgh 0 0 3 0--3 -------------------------------

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, NY Islanders, Isbister 3 (Yashin, Hamrlik), 4:43. 2, NY Islanders, Czerkawski 3 (power play) (Parrish, Peca), 11:31. Penalties: Kovalev, Pit (holding), 7:31; Kovalev, Pit (roughing), 10:49; Kvasha, Nyi (hooking), 11:52; Hrdina, Pit (holding), 15:03; Scatchard, Nyi (roughing), 18:54.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Blake, Nyi (Ob holding the stick), 1:26; Cairns, Nyi (hooking), 4:04.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 3, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 4 (Lang), 1:38. 4, NY Islanders, Isbister 4 (Yashin), 6:09. 5, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 5 (unassisted), 6:35. 6, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 6 (Jonsson, Primeau), 7:08. Penalties: NY Islanders bench, served by Czerkawski (too many men on the ice), 3:17.

OVERTIME -- Scoring: None.

Shots on goal: ------------------------------------ NY Islanders 17 9 14 4--44 Pittsburgh 6 9 11 4--30 ------------------------------------

Power-play Conversions: Nyi - 1 of 3, Pit - 0 of 5. Goalies: NY Islanders, Snow (30 shots, 27 saves; record: 1-0-1). Pittsburgh, Hedberg (44, 41; record: 6-6-2). A:15,466. Referees: Sutherland, S Walkom. Linesmen: Henderson, Kovachik.

How They Scored

------------------------------- NY Islanders 2 0 1 0--3 Pittsburgh 0 0 3 0--3 -------------------------------

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, NY Islanders, Isbister 3 (Yashin, Hamrlik), 4:43. 2, NY Islanders, Czerkawski 3 (power play) (Parrish, Peca), 11:31. Penalties: Kovalev, Pit (holding), 7:31; Kovalev, Pit (roughing), 10:49; Kvasha, Nyi (hooking), 11:52; Hrdina, Pit (holding), 15:03; Scatchard, Nyi (roughing), 18:54.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Blake, Nyi (Ob holding the stick), 1:26; Cairns, Nyi (hooking), 4:04.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 3, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 4 (Lang), 1:38. 4, NY Islanders, Isbister 4 (Yashin), 6:09. 5, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 5 (unassisted), 6:35. 6, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 6 (Jonsson, Primeau), 7:08. Penalties: NY Islanders bench, served by Czerkawski (too many men on the ice), 3:17.

OVERTIME -- Scoring: None.

Shots on goal: ------------------------------------ NY Islanders 17 9 14 4--44 Pittsburgh 6 9 11 4--30 ------------------------------------

Power-play Conversions: Nyi - 1 of 3, Pit - 0 of 5. Goalies: NY Islanders, Snow (30 shots, 27 saves; record: 1-0-1). Pittsburgh, Hedberg (44, 41; record: 6-6-2). A:15,466. Referees: Sutherland, S Walkom. Linesmen: Henderson, Kovachik.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATISTICS

NY Islanders Pittsburgh G A +/- Shots G A +/- Shots Aucoin 0 0 -1 2 A Morozov 0 0 even 4 Bates 0 0 even 3 Beech 0 0 -1 6 Blake 0 0 even 0 Ference 0 0 +3 2 Cairns 0 0 +1 2 Hrdina 0 0 +1 1 Czerkawski 1 0 -1 4 I Moran 0 0 -2 1 Hamrlik 0 1 -1 6 J Melichar 0 0 even 0 Isbister 2 0 +1 3 Jonsson 0 1 +3 1 K Jonsson 0 0 -1 1 Kasparaitis 0 0 -2 1 Kiprusoff 0 0 +1 0 Kovalev 3 0 +3 6 Kvasha 0 0 even 4 Kraft 0 0 even 1 Lapointe 0 0 even 1 Lacouture 0 0 -1 0 Lindgren 0 0 -1 0 Lang 0 1 +3 2 Parrish 0 1 -1 6 Lemieux 0 0 even 1 Peca 0 1 -1 2 Petersen 0 0 even 1 Scatchard 0 0 -1 4 Primeau 0 1 even 0 Tarnstrom 0 0 -1 0 Rozsival 0 0 even 1 Webb 0 0 even 1 Stevens 0 0 -1 0 Yashin 0 2 +1 5 Tibbetts 0 0 -1 2 Sutton Healthy Oliwa Healthy Kolnik Healthy Richer Healthy Jakopin Healthy

Game Story

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Fortunately, it wasn't brick night.

In a game marked by a shower of giveaway pucks, Alexei Kovalev recorded his second hat trick in as many nights, but Garth Snow stopped the other 27 shots he faced as the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders played to a 3-3 tie.

The Penguins chose to induct general manager Craig Patrick, announcer Mike Lange and locker room attendant A.T. Caggiano into their Hall of Fame prior to the game and gave out pucks to commemorate the occasion.

And when Kovalev scored 7:08 into the third period to knot the contest, fans kept with tradition and fired hats onto the ice. But the giveaway pucks soon followed, as did a lengthy delay that killed all of Pittsburgh's momentum.

Things then got serious when Penguins left wing Dan LaCouture was hit in the eye with a puck. The injury is serious enough to warrant X-rays.

"I was looking and thought it was mostly hats," LaCouture said. "Kovie was coming back to the bench and I was going to high five him for scoring the third goal. I got it directly in my eye. It was one of those pucks. You expect to be hit when you are in play. When you are on the bench and out of the game, you never expect that."

Neither team could push across the go-ahead goal over the final 17:52 of regulation despite a number of quality scoring chances. Snow preserved the tie with a pair of stops on defenseman Andrew Ference with 40 seconds left.

"I don't think any tie is a good tie," Islanders coach Peter Laviolette said. "I guess if I said yes, I would be settling for one point."

Pittsburgh goaltender Johan Hedberg, who made 41 saves, also came up with a clutch stop, smothering a long slap shot by Michael Peca with 10 seconds to play.

"Hedy had 44 shots so he came up big for us," Penguins coach Rick Kehoe said.

Kovalev had hat tricks in consecutive games last season, scoring three times on February 7 and 10. The right winger, who missed 13 games following knee surgery, got his seventh career hat trick in Tuesday's 5-1 win at New Jersey.

"I just wanted to come out and play 100 percent," Kovalev said. "We have a lot of good young guys. We just have to have a little better effort and need to compete every night, every shift. We didn't do that in the beginning tonight but we picked up the effort. At the end, it was a good result."

"Kovalev is a good player," Islanders center Alexei Yashin said. "I have known him for many years. Pittsburgh put up a good effort. We wanted to win today and getting an early lead, you expect better. We just have to focus on the next game."

The Islanders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening period as Brad Isbister scored his third goal of the season and Mariusz Czerkawski tallied on the power play. Isbister beat Hedberg with a backhander through the pads while Czerkawski's third goal of the season came on a tap-in.

Each team had nine shots in a scoreless second period.

Kovalev took a pass from Robert Lang 98 seconds into third period and one-timed the puck past Snow to halve Pittsburgh's deficit. But Isbister extended the Islanders' lead to 3-1, 6:09 into the third period, wristing a pass from Yashin past Hedberg.

It was Isbister's first multi-goal game since January 26, when he had two goals and an assist against the New York Rangers.

"Scoring felt good," Isbister said. "I had chances tonight. It has been frustrating. Still, it is not good to see a team come back like that. Pittsburgh's Hedberg had quite a game. We had quite a few shots, we just need to try and go out and get winning again."

Just 26 seconds after Isbister scored, Kovalev took advantage of a sloppy clearing attempt by Snow and scored his second goal of the game. Thirty-three seconds later Hans Jonsson found Kovalev in the right corner and the right winger was able to beat Snow from a terrible angle, hitting the top left corner of the net just under the crossbar.

"I thought we were a little slow on the first couple of shifts of the third," Laviolette added. "But I'll take this game any time. I'll take all 60 minutes of it."

Both teams kept the offensive pressure up down the stretch and each squad had four shots in overtime.

"It is frustrating if you are getting chances and not being able to score, not putting the puck in the net," Lang said.

Pittsburgh continued to struggle on the power play, going 0-for-5.

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