facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Edmonton 2

Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
Ducks trade for Bieksa, hire MacLean as assistant
Charles leads Liberty over Sky
MLB Game Summary - Chicago White Sox at St. Louis