NY Islanders 3, Edmonton 2

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 1-6-1-0 1-2-0-0 0-4-1-0 L5
NY Islanders 3-2-0-2 2-0-0-2 1-2-0-0 W1


Islanders 3, Oilers 2: Captain John Tavares and Kyle Okposo each had a goal and an assist as host New York snapped a three-game winless streak with a victory over lowly Edmonton.

Josh Bailey also scored and defenseman Travis Hamonic, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Michael Grabner added assists for the Islanders. Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves for his third victory.

Taylor Hall scored twice in a franchise-record eight seconds to put the Oilers ahead in the first period, but that was all the offense they could muster. Devan Dubnyk stopped 37 shots in a losing effort.

The Islanders trailed after the opening period for the first time this season despite outshooting Edmonton 16-7. Bailey opened the scoring with a goal 9:59 in the first before Hall unleashed his sudden attack with 4:08 remaining on a pair of assists from Mark Arcobello to put the Oilers ahead.

New York's special teams were on display in the second, with Okposo scoring a power-play goal 4:54 into the period and the Islanders killing three penalties in quick succession before Okposo and Grabner found Tavares for the go-ahead goal at the 18:53 mark. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hall's two goals were one second faster than a pair scored by Wayne Gretzky on Feb. 18, 1981. … Six of the Islanders' seven games have been decided by one goal. … Edmonton has given up at least one goal on the penalty kill in all eight games. 

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   NY Islanders
Taylor Hall 2 Points Kyle Okposo 2
Taylor Hall 2 Goals Kyle Okposo 1
Mark Arcobello 2 Assists Kyle Okposo 1
N/A Power Play Goals Kyle Okposo 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .925 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .931
Devan Dubnyk 37 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 29 2 0-3 4-5 10 33
NY Islanders 40 3 1-5 3-3 6 22

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Islanders have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Oilers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .143 after a loss.
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