OTTAWA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen
's shootout goal Tuesday helped the New York Islanders overcome a blown lead and salvage a 4-3 victory over Ottawa.
After Nielsen beat Brian Elliott in the third round of the tiebreaker, Islanders netminder Nathan Lawson secured the victory with a save on Bobby Butler, handing New York its season-high fourth straight win.
Blake Comeau scored and Michael Grabner added his 10th goal in six games for the Islanders, who blew a late 3-2 lead when Erik Karlsson scored with less than 5 minutes left to force overtime.
Lawson stopped 28-of-31 shots to notch his first career NHL victory in his fifth start.
Butler and Ryan Shannon scored and Elliott turned aside 25-of-28 shots for the Senators.
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