Game 56: Islanders 2, Kings 1 (FINAL, OT)

For those of you on the West Coast, it’s breakfast with the Kings, as they take on the New York Islanders. All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Nabokov.
Islanders 2, Kings 1: The Islanders won the game 2:36 into overtime. Mark Streit took the puck into the Kings’ zone, took on three defenders, then beat Alec Martinez and put a backhand shot past Quick.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Nabokov.
End of period: The Islanders outshot the Kings 12-11 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Nabokov.
Kings 1, Islanders 1: The Kings tied the game 5:20 into the second period, with the type of second-chance opportunity they lacked in the first period. Rob Scuderi shot from the outside of the left circle, with Dustin Brown running traffic in front. Brown picked up the rebound and turned and shot, and Andrei Loktionov deflected the puck just before it went into the net for his first goal of the season. Brown initially got credit for the goal.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Islanders 12-4 in the period, and had a flurry of chances late with Mike Richards, Jordan Nolan and Dwight King on the ice. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill in the period.

Officials: Stephen Walkom, Francois St. Laurent (referees); Thor Nelson, Dan Schachte (linesmen).
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Islanders’ Evgeni Nabokov.
Islanders 1, Kings 0: The Islanders took the lead 6:52 into the first period. Mark Eaton’s slap shot from the left faceoff circle got deflected toward the Kings’ net and, in the ensuing scramble, Michael Grabner picked up the puck. While falling away from the play, Grabner beat Quick. Kyle Okposo also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Islanders 12-8 in the period, but spent most of their offensive-zone time on the perimeter and didn’t generate second chances. There were no penalties in the period.

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