Islanders Beat NHL-Best Stars 6-5 | NBC New York

Islanders Beat NHL-Best Stars 6-5

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    Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen reacts after giving up a goal against the Islanders in the second period. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Kyle Okposo had two goals and an assist, Cal Clutterbuck scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the NHL-best Dallas Stars 6-5 on Sunday.

    Anders Lee had a goal and an assist, and Mikhail Grabovski also scored to help the Islanders win for the fourth time in six games and improve to 4-0-1 in their last five against the Stars. Thomas Greiss finished with 36 saves.

    New York trailed 2-1 in the first period before scoring the next four goals and then held off Dallas in the third to improve to 12-4-1 against Western Conference teams.

    The Stars, coming off an overtime defeat at New Jersey the previous night, lost consecutive games for the first time this season. Dallas was the last remaining NHL team without back-to-back losses. 

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