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NHL: New York Islanders 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- John Tavares netted his 20th goal of the season in the third period Tuesday, providing the go-ahead score in the New York Islanders' 3-2 win over Washington.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik beat Evgeni Nabokov with a slap shot 42 seconds into overtime Thursday to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Ottawa 2 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- John Tavares scored the decisive goal in a shootout Sunday, boosting the New York Islanders over Ottawa 3-2.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Buffalo 0

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov extended Buffalo's losing streak with a 35-save shutout Saturday, guiding the New York Islanders past the Sabres 4-0.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, New Jersey 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- John Tavares recorded a hat trick and added an assist Saturday, powering the New York Islanders to a 5-1 victory over New Jersey.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- James Neal put Pittsburgh ahead with a power-play goal 3 minutes into the game Tuesday and the Penguins went on to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37-of-38 shots Tuesday and the New York Islanders broke a long losing streak in Pittsburgh with a 4-1 spanking of the Penguins.

NHL: New York Islanders 7, Toronto 4

TORONTO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The first of two goals from Michael Grabner touched off a third-period outburst Thursday that boosted the New York Islanders to a 7-4 win over Toronto.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Tampa Bay 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner set off a three-goal second-period barrage off a power play Monday, sending the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner scored his second goal of the final period with 47 seconds remaining Thursday to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Winnipeg.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, March 27 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen had two goals and an assist Tuesday, powering the New York Islanders to a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- Ilya Bryzgalov established a franchise record for scoreless minutes Thursday, boosting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Mark Streit scored early in overtime and Evgeni Nabakov stopped 34-of-35 shots Saturday in the New York Islanders' 2-1 win over Los Angeles.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov took a shutout deep into the third period Thursday and made 40 saves in sending the New York Islanders to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Buffalo 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner's goal with 3:03 left in regulation Saturday broke a 2-2 tie and his empty-netter sealed the New York Islanders' 4-2 win over Buffalo.
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Michael René Grabner (born October 5, 1987) is an Austrian professional ice hockey player playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Grabner grew up playing for the local team in Villach, EC VSV. He moved to North America at the age of 17 and joined the Spokane Chiefs of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL) to further his hockey career. After his second season with the Chiefs, he was selected 14th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Grabner played one more season in the WHL before moving to the American Hockey League (AHL), where he has played two seasons in the Canucks' farm system. He was traded during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers, but was claimed by the Islanders after Florida placed him on waivers with the intention of assigning him to their AHL affiliate.

Grabner is one of three Austrians in the NHL (and the only one who began his playing career in Austria); the others, Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres and Andreas Nodl of the Philadelphia Flyers, both played junior and collegiate hockey in the United States.

Born in Villach, Grabner began playing hockey at the age of five. He joined his EC VSV's junior team, scoring 10 points over 13 games in 2002–03. The following year, he improved to 32 goals and five assists over 23 games, while also debuting with EC VSV's men's team in the Austrian Hockey League. In the subsequent off-season, he was selected 22nd overall by the Spokane Chiefs in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. Grabner believed that playing major junior in North America would help his goal of making it to the NHL. He had been exposed to Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz through a connection with his head coach in EC VSV, Greg Holst.

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