Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Frans Nielsen's power-play goal in the final minute of the second period snapped a tie game, and the New York Islanders scored twice more in the third en route to a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Nassau Coliseum.
Matt Moulson and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist in the win, the fifth in sixth games for a surging Islanders squad that moved into a tie with New Jersey for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Colin McDonald also tallied for New York, which received a goal from newly signed rookie Anders Lee in his NHL debut as well.
Kevin Poulin aided the cause with a 23-save effort that helped deal the struggling Jets a season-high fourth consecutive defeat.
Paul Postma accounted for both Winnipeg scores in his first career multi-goal performance, with Ondrej Pavelec stopping 34-of-38 shots in the setback.
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