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.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Josh Bailey scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, and the New York Islanders rallied in the third period for the second straight game and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night.
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