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NHL: New York Islanders 3, Edmonton 2

Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Second-period goals by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares Thursday rallied the New York Islanders to a 3-2 decision over Edmonton.

The Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Oilers their fifth consecutive defeat. Four of Edmonton's seven setbacks this year have come by a single goal.

Edmonton took a 2-1 lead into the second period, but Okposo tied it on the power play 4:54 into the stanza and Tavares scored what turned out to be the winning goal with 1:17 left.

Evegeni Nabokov gave up two goals to Taylor Hall 8 seconds apart late in the first period, but turned aside the other 29 shots he saw to pick up the victory.

Josh Bailey opened the scoring for New York 9:59 into the contest, but the Oilers grabbed the lead on the quick back-to-back goals from Hall, his second and third of the season.

The loss went to Devan Dubnyk, who made 36 saves.

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