Minnesota 4, NY Islanders 3

Feb. 10, 2002 at 6:05 PM
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- After Dwayne Roloson stopped a penalty shot, Sergei Zholtok scored two third-period goals 5:41 apart Sunday as the Minnesota Wild snapped a five-game losing streak and nine-game winless skid with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

The Wild had scored a total of 10 goals in the losing streak, but received nearly half of that output on Sunday. Pascal Dupuis and Richard Park scored a goal in each of the first two periods before Zholtok struck in the third.

The key play of the game may have been provided by Roloson, who stopped New York's Brad Isbister on a penalty shot with 4:21 left in the second period and the game tied at 2-2.

Zholtok took a pass from Dupuis at the right side of the net and beat goaltender Chris Osgood to the glove side 3:43 into the third period to snap the tie. His second goal of the game and 14th of the season came on a power play when his blast from the between the circles rifled past Osgood, who was screened by Jim Dowd in front with 10:36 remaining.

Isbister scored for the Islanders with 18 seconds left.

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