UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Sutton scored the deciding goal Saturday when the New York Islanders topped the New Jersey Devils 5-2.
Sutton's first goal this season came at 11:43 of the third, broke a 2-2 tie and put New York in front for good.
Four other Islanders also scored once. Trent Hunter and Mike Sillinger both had two assists, and Wade Dubielewicz stopped 27 of 29 shots for the Islanders, who have won three of their last four games.
The Islanders, who scored a power-play goal for the first time in six games, rose to 13
0 this season when leading after two periods.
New Jersey has not scored a power play goal in its last five games.