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game recap

Islanders 3, Ducks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Islanders 3, Ducks 2
Anaheim Ducks 2, New York Islanders 3

Staring a a three-goal deficit in the first period at New York, the Ducks mounted a spirited comeback attempt over the final 40 minutes before falling to the Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum.

Joffrey Lupul and Jason Blake scored for the Ducks, who were coming off an overtime win the night before in Washington.

Curtis McElhinney started in net for Anaheim and allowed three goals on 12 shots. Jonas Hiller came on in relief and made 17 saves.

"Tonight, things were tough around here," Blake said. "We have to forget about it and move on."

After a long string of losses, one win wasn't about to leave the New York Islanders giddy.

P.A. Parenteau, Blake Comeau and Matt Moulson scored in a 99-second span and New York won for only the second time in 22 games.

Rick DiPietro stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who had lost six straight. DiPietro has both wins for New York in the last 22 games. The other was a 2-0 victory Nov. 26 over the New Jersey Devils.

"It's good that we won, but we're not happy," DiPietro said. "When we win 10 in a row, then we'll be a bit happy."

The Islanders did something unusual in the first period - they scored three times.

During a back-and-forth period, Parenteau put New York up 1-0 on a power-play snap shot at 15:06. Just 28 seconds later, Comeau ripped a shot past McElhinney. And 71 seconds after that, Moulson made it 3-0 on a backhander for his team-leading 11th goal.

That was the end of the night for McElhinney.

Anaheim got on the board at 10:35 of the second period when Lupul sneaked one in on a power play. Blake, a former Islander, made it 3-2 when he put a rebound past DiPietro 90 seconds into the third.

"Nothing surprises me," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "We played a great first period and then we had to hang on, but we did."

NOTES: Anaheim entered tied for first place in the Pacific Division with Dallas at 38 points. ... The Islanders (6-18-5) are last in the NHL with 17 points. ... New York defensemen Milan Jurcina and Radek Martinek returned to the lineup. Martinek missed two games with a hand injury. Jurcina had been out for weeks with a hamstring problem.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:06
NYI
PPG - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (5) Snap shot - ASST: John Tavares (7), James Wisniewski (14)
1 - 0 NYI
15:34
NYI
Blake Comeau (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Rob Schremp (5), Jon Sim (2)
2 - 0 NYI
16:45
NYI
Matt Moulson (11) Backhand shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (11)
3 - 0 NYI
2nd Period
10:35
ANA
PPG - Joffrey Lupul (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Saku Koivu (7), Jason Blake (6)
3 - 1 NYI
3rd Period
01:30
ANA
Jason Blake (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Cam Fowler (14), Joffrey Lupul (1)
3 - 2 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
01:52
NYI
Milan Jurcina  Hi-sticking against  Nick Bonino
05:38
NYI
Trevor Gillies  Fighting (maj) against  Sheldon Brookbank
05:38
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Fighting (maj) against  Trevor Gillies
08:47
NYI
Matt Moulson  Interference against  Todd Marchant
14:44
ANA
Andy Sutton  Roughing against  Matt Martin
17:27
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
17:27
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
17:27
NYI
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Roughing against  Corey Perry
2nd Period
03:37
NYI
Radek Martinek  Slashing against  Dan Sexton
08:38
NYI
Matt Martin  Hi-sticking against  Sheldon Brookbank
17:33
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
17:33
NYI
Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
3rd Period
14:14
NYI
Jesse Joensuu  Interference against  Dan Sexton
16:46
ANA
Brandon McMillan  Interference on goalkeeper against  Rick DiPietro
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 17TOI: 42:16
Saves: 17EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 12TOI: 16:45
Saves: 9EV: 8 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .750SH: 1 - 1
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
4-6-4
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1

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