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NHL: N.Y. Islanders 5, Washington 3

Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:00 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- P.A. Parenteau scored the go-ahead goal with 1:46 remaining Saturday and the New York Islanders rallied for a 5-3 win over Washington.

Trailing 2-0 after the first period, the Islanders evened it up with two second-period goals from Frans Nielsen (two assists) and Brian Rolston, then went up 3-2 on Matt Martin's goal 6:28 into the final period.

The Capitals forged a 3-3 tie when Brooks Laich scored on a power play midway through the frame.

But Parenteau then batted in the rebound of a Milan Jurcina shot for the decisive goal, also adding two assists en route to a three-point night as the Islanders broke a six-game losing streak.

Rick DiPietro turned aside 25-of-28 shots to earn the victory.

Joel Ward and Alex Ovechkin scored and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves for Washington.

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