Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.
Kyle Okposo scored three of his career-high four goals in a wild third period, and the Islanders rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 and move back on top of the Eastern Conference on Friday night.
Frans Nielsen's short-handed tally capped the Islanders' three-goal second period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and Long Island's team cooled off the New York Rangers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.
NEWARK (AP) -- John Tavares forced overtime with a goal moments after a power play expired, and then scored unassisted with 1:55 left in the extra period to lead the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
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