Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal late
in the second period while adding an assist in the New York Islanders' 3-2
victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers from Nassau Coliseum.
Kyle Okposo recorded a goal and an assist as well to help put the Islanders
back in the win column following an 0-2-1 stretch. Josh Bailey also scored for
New York and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27-of-29 shots in the triumph.
Taylor Hall accounted for both Oilers' goals, which came a mere eight seconds
apart late in the first period. Edmonton failed to generate much offensively
the rest of the way, however, en route to a fifth straight defeat that dropped
the young club to 1-6-1 under first-year head coach Dallas Eakins.
Devan Dubnyk finished with 37 saves for the Oilers in a losing cause.
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