EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Devan Dubnyk made first-period goals by Gilbert Brule and Dustin Penner stand up Thursday to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.
The Oilers snapped a seven-game losing streak, winning for the first time since Dec. 16. New York had won its previous three games in its bid to bounce back from a miserable start to the season. The Islanders have 30 points, second fewest in the league.
Penner scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal, producing a shorthanded tally just 5:17 into the contest to make it 2-0.
Blake Comeau delivered New York's only goal with 7 minutes to go in the second.
Dubnyk, making his 11th appearance of the season, stopped 30 shots. The loss went to Nathan Lawson, who allowed two goals on just three shots before being removed in favor of Kevin Poulin.
Poulin turned aside all 18 shots he faced.