NY Islanders 4, Carolina 3

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 14-17-4-2 8-9-3-0 6-8-1-2 W3
Carolina 13-21-4-3 9-10-0-3 4-11-4-0 L2


P.A. Parenteau and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout as the New York Islanders rallied for a 4-3 victory over the host Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Kyle Okposo scored the tying goal with 90 seconds left in regulation and John Tavares had three assists for his second straight three-point game as the Islanders snapped a six-game losing streak to the Hurricanes.

Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and turned away Chad LaRose on the final shot of the shootout to win his third consecutive start as the Islanders won their first game of the season when trailing after two periods (1-15-2).

Matt Moulson and Nielsen netted power-play goals for the Islanders, who won their game in a row and moved out of the Eastern Conference basement, one point ahead of Carolina.

Brandon Sutter had a goal and assist and Anthony Stewart and LaRose also tallied for the Hurricanes, who dropped their second straight.

Carolina netminder Cam Ward made 33 saves and fell to 14-2-2 lifetime against the Islanders.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Carolina
John Tavares 3 Points Brandon Sutter 2
Frans Nielsen 1 Goals Brandon Sutter 1
John Tavares 3 Assists Brandon Sutter 1
Frans Nielsen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .925 Save Percentage Cam Ward .917
Evgeni Nabokov 37 Saves Cam Ward 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 36 4 2-2 1-1 2 29
Carolina 40 3 0-1 0-2 4 40

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .321 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Islanders have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .292 after a loss.
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