Islanders Shed Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT | NBC New York

Islanders Shed Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

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    Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson fight for a loose puck during the second period. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Kyle Okposo got his second goal of the game at 2:16 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

    Brock Nelson also scored and Jaroslav Halak had 28 saves as New York improved to 7-0-2 in its last nine games.

    Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus, which entered with one win in its last seven (1-3-3). The Blue Jackets also had a potential winning goal in the final minute of regulation overturned by a video review.

    Curtis McElhinney finished with 16 saves while making a second consecutive start since Sergei Bobrovksy suffered a strained groin late on Tuesday against the visiting Kings. Bobrovksy is expected to be on the shelf for three weeks 

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