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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Report: Miami Dolphins among teams interested in New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton
Joey Logano dominates Bank of America 500
Eli Manning, Larry Donnell connect in last minute to lead Giants past 49ers
USC's Steve Sarkisian pushed into personal leave