Islanders Nip Jets 4-3 in OT

Kyle Okposo scored off a quirky rebound 2:20 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Islanders forward Brock Nelson blasted the puck toward the net, but it hit Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers in the face and Okposo got the rebound and shot it in past goalie Michael Hutchinson.

Calvin de Haan, Shane Prince and Nick Leddy also scored, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots as the Islanders improved to 5-1 on their season-high seven-game road trip that concludes Sunday against the crosstown-rival New York Rangers.

Mark Scheifele had two goals and Tyler Myers also scored for the Jets, who have lost six straight at home. Hutchinson finished with 23 saves.

Scheifele gave the Jets a 3-2 lead with 2:03 remaining, but the Islanders took advantage of an extra attacker and Leddy tied it again with 29 seconds left. 

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