Dal 1 3 1 5
NYI 2 2 3 7
Date of game: 10/25/2014

Recap: NY Islanders vs. Dallas

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Frans Nielsen's third-period hat trick helped the New York Islanders to a 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

With the game tied at 4-4 after two periods, Nielsen started his surge as he finished a 2-on-1 rush with a goal at the 9:39 mark. He then received a pass from Mikhail Grabovski on another 2-on-1 break and wristed the puck past Anders Lindback for a 6-4 lead 5 1/2 minutes later.

Shawn Horcoff cut the deficit in half when he beat Chad Johnson only 23 seconds after Nielsen's second tally, but the native of Denmark capped the night on an empty netter with one-tenth of a second left.

Anders Lee, Nikolay Kulemin, Brock Nelson and Lubomir Visnovsky each added a goal for New York, which has won two straight on the heels of a two-game skid.

Johnson made 26 saves in the win for the Metropolitan Division leaders.

"You get the two points however you win...but you can't rely on scoring (seven) goals," Johnson said. "I want to be better and make some more saves."

Lee got things going 5:11 into the first when he tipped in Thomas Hickey's shot from the left circle.

Vernon Fiddler knotted the score later in the period after he threw one on net that squeaked through Johnson's pads.

Kulemin gave the Islanders another lead late in the first, and Nelson added to it with a wrist shot as Lindback couldn't control the original shot by Ryan Strome 1:25 into the second for a 3-1 New York lead.

Lindback stopped 22 shots for Dallas, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

"I have to be better than that," Lindback admitted.

The Stars took the lead with three straight goals from there. Tyler Seguin, who finished with a goal and an assist, scored four minutes after Nelson to cut the deficit to one.

Jason Spezza tied the game on the power play 1:25 later, blasting a shot past Johnson from the left circle off a feed from Alex Goligoski, who finished with two helpers.

Goligoski threw a shot on net that hit the post, and Antoine Roussel was out in front to put the rebound in for a 4-3 advantage.

The lead didn't last long, however, as Visnovsky tied the game 30 seconds later to into the final stanza.

Game Notes

Grabovski had two assists in the win ... Dallas went 1-for-5 on the power play, while New York went 0-for-2.

Alabama A&M beats rival in Magic City Classic

An FCS season-high crowd of 67,710 watched at Legion Field as Alabama A&M defeated Southwestern Athletic Conference rival Alabama State, 37-36, in the 73rd Magic City Classic on Saturday.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Dolphins reinstate Jordan from suspension

The Miami Dolphins have reinstated 2013 first- round pick Dion Jordan to the active roster after the defensive end completed a six-game season-opening suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Cavs exercise option on Waiters' contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Saturday that the club has exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of guard Dion Waiters.

Stastny placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.