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NHL: New York Islanders 5, Carolina 2

Jan. 31, 2012 at 10:06 PM

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- John Tavares netted a pair of goals Tuesday and the New York Islanders halted a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Carolina.

Tavares' second goal broke a 2-2 tie 7:36 into the third period and proved to be the game-winner.

Matt Moulson contributed a goal and two assists while PA Parenteau and Kyle Okposo each chipped in with a goal and a helper for New York.

Kevin Poulin earned the victory with 21 saves.

Tim Brent and Brandon Sutter scored and Cam Ward finished with 21 stops for Carolina.

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