facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: New York Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)

Jan. 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen scored in the first round of the shootout Thursday and that goal stood up to bring the New York Islanders a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.

The Islanders continued their recent revival by winning for the fifth time in six games. Nevertheless, they remain in last place in the Metropolitan Division.

Kevin Poulin stopped 29-of-30 shots in regulation and overtime before blanking the Lightning in their three shootout attempts.

Tampa Bay's only goal came from Martin St. Louis on the power play 5:45 into the first period. Thomas Vanek tied it with a power-play goal that came with 1:38 to go in the middle stanza.

Ben Bishop earned the victory by making 29 saves.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Women's World Cup: U.S. inspired for rematch vs. Japan
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: Los Angeles Lakers on verge of acquiring Hibbert
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet