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NHL: Ottawa 5, New York Islanders 3

March 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 19 (UPI) -- Sergei Gonchar capped a furious third-period comeback with a go-ahead goal that carried the Ottawa Senators to a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders Tuesday.

Trailing 3-1 entering the final frame, the Sens reeled off four consecutive goals to stun New York and claim their third straight win.

Jakob Silfverberg and Zack Smith each scored within the period's first 3 minutes to forge a tie, and Gonchar's tally with 1 minute left provided the knockout blow.

Guillaume Latendresse added an empty-netter to complete the comeback.

Matt Kassian also scored and Ben Bishop earned the win with 26 saves.

Evgeni Nabokov, meanwhile, managed just 18 stops as the Islanders fell for just the third time in eight contests.

Lubomir Visnovsky, Josh Bailey, Keith Aucoin scored for New York.

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