Islanders Top Blues 2-1 in Shootout - NBC New York

Islanders Top Blues 2-1 in Shootout



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    Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan passes the puck away from Blues center Robby Fabbri during the second period. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

    Mikhail Grabovski tied it early in the third period for the Islanders, and Thomas Greiss, making his third start in four games, stopped 31 shots through overtime. He also denied both St. Louis shooters in the tiebreaker.

    The Islanders improved to 10-2-1 against Western Conference teams this season and are 5-0-1 in their last six games. They also won by an identical score against the cross-town rival New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

    Kevin Shattenkirk scored late in the first period and Brian Elliott finished with 24 saves through overtime. Elliott was starting for the first time in 17 days after Jake Allen started the last seven games for St. Louis. 

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