NY Islanders 2, Carolina 1

Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 17-24-5-4 12-11-0-3 5-13-5-1 L1
NY Islanders 19-21-4-2 11-11-3-0 8-10-1-2 W3


John Tavares scored two goals – including the winner 3:58 into overtime – and Evgeni Nabokov made 32 saves as the New York Islanders won their third straight game by defeating the visiting Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday.

In overtime, Tavares was initially stopped by Cam Ward, but the All-Star was able to bat his own rebound out of the air past the helpless netminder to end the contest.

Tavares tied the game at 1-1 at 7:46 of the second period when he cleaned up the rebound off a point shot. On the play, Tavares extended his point streak to 12 games – the longest in the NHL this season.

Jeff Skinner scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes in the first period. The reigning Calder Trophy winner kicked a rebound from his skate to his stick, went to his backhand and slid the puck past Nabokov for his 13th goal of the season.

Ward finished with 38 saves for Carolina.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   NY Islanders
Jeff Skinner 1 Points John Tavares 2
Jeff Skinner 1 Goals John Tavares 2
Bryan Allen 1 Assists Travis Hamonic 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .950 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .970
Cam Ward 38 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 33 1 0-3 2-2 4 25
NY Islanders 40 2 0-2 3-3 6 24

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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