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37-29-16
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34-37-11

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Islanders 3, Flames 1

Thursday, 12.29.2011 / 7:52 PM

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Islanders 3, Flames 1
Calgary Flames 1, New York Islanders 3
Three Stars of the Game
John Tavares
1st
John Tavares
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:03
Evgeni Nabokov
2nd
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .967SH: 0-0
Andrew MacDonald
3rd
Andrew MacDonald
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 22:15

NEW YORK, NY -- The Calgary Flames had their winning streak halted at four games after a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Tim Jackman scored the lone Flames goal, his first of the season.

The Flames lost blueliner Derek Smith late in the second period to a lower body malady.

Smith was preparing to drop to the ice to block a shot when he fell. His right leg bent in an awkward manner while he ws tumbling to the ice and he was unable to stand up on his own, needing to be assisted off the ice.

The Flames struck first on Long Island when Tom Kostopoulos' shot bounced off Jackman at the front of the net and slid past Evgeni Nabokov.

Brendan Morrison, who led the rush into the zone, earned his 600th career point with his helper on the opening tally.

Rookie Paul Byron had a golden opportunity to give the Flames a two-goal cushion in the first period when he went in on a breakaway but he fanned on the shot wide.

The Islanders evened the game up at one at 3:04 of the second period when Andrew MacDonald sent a one-timer just past Kiprusoff's pad.

John Tavares pushed the Islanders ahead at 3:20 of the third stanza with an incredible individual effort. Cruising along the boards, the forward cut towards the net and slipped his shot past Kiprusoff. He evaded two Calgary defenders in his mad dash, weaving past them easily.

Brian Rolston added an empty netter at 19:17 to ice the victory for his team.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:11
CGY
Tim Jackman (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Kostopoulos (5), Brendan Morrison (7)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
03:04
NYI
Andrew MacDonald (3) Snap shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (23), John Tavares (17)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
03:20
NYI
John Tavares (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Okposo (8), Travis Hamonic (8)
2 - 1 NYI
19:17
NYI
EN - Brian Rolston (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (24), Frans Nielsen (11)
3 - 1 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
08:57
CGY
Cory Sarich  Tripping against  Josh Bailey
19:35
CGY
Chris Butler  Roughing against  Matt Moulson
19:35
NYI
Matt Moulson  Roughing against  Lee Stempniak
19:35
NYI
Matt Moulson  Roughing against  Lee Stempniak
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
12:52
NYI
Michael Grabner  Hi-sticking against  TJ Brodie
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 33TOI: 59:26
Saves: 31EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .939SH: 0 - 0
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
3-8-0
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .967SH: 0 - 0