NHL: New York Islanders 5, Winnipeg 4 (SO)

April 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 20 (UPI) -- John Tavares' shootout goal Saturday kept the New York Islanders on a roll with a 5-4 win over Winnipeg.

The Jets, battling for the lead of Southeast Division, forced extra time when Bryan Little notched an equalizer with 2:01 left in regulation.

But after a scoreless overtime, Brad Boyes beat Ondrej Pavelec in the second round of the tiebreaker and Tavares sealed the victory when his shot got through the pads of the Winnipeg goalie.

Frans Nielsen and and John Bailey each provided a goal and an assist for New York. Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 24-of-28 shots for the Islanders, who improved to 8-0-2 in their last 10 games and moved four points ahead of ninth-seeded Winnipeg in the Eastern Conference standings.

Matt Martin and Michael Grabner also scored for the Islanders.

Kyle Wellwood scored twice and Pavelec finished with 29 stops for Winnipeg, which entered the contest two points behind division-leading Washington.

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