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Isles vs. Blue Jackets

Isles lose 4-3 in OT

Game recap in blog post above

Isles and Blue Jackets tied at 3 after second period

The Islanders answered with two goals in the first 2:24 of the second period, but couldn’t hold the lead for long. After Michael Grabner’s backhanded equalizer 51 seconds into play and Tavares’ go-ahead goal 1:33 later, RJ Umberger buried a rebound to pull the Blue Jackets even at 6:46.


Isles trail Blue Jackets 2-1 after first period


Shortly after Trevor Gillies pummels Jared Boll for his hit on John Tavares, Trent Hunter scores a short-side goal--his first of the season--to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead.

Columbus quickly turned things around though after a 5-on-3 power play.

Six seconds after Matt Martin went to the box for boarding, Zenon Konopka took an unwise penalty for trying to smother the puck off the draw. With 1:54 of 5-on-3 time, Antoine Vermette tallied on the PP to tie the game at 13:48. Chris Clark buried a deflected shot 2:10 later for the go-ahead goal at 15:58.

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Rick DiPietro makes his second straight start.

Josh Bailey sent to Bridgeport.

Mike Mottau out 4-6 weeks.

Isles still winless in 13 games.

Talk amongst yourselves....

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