Tavares also had an assist, while P.A. Parenteau and Andrew McDonald each added two helpers for the Islanders, who have won three straight and six of their last seven. Michael Grabner potted a goal for the victors.
New York netminder Rick DiPietro left the game in the second period with an adductor strain and was replaced by rookie goaltender Nathan Lawson, who made just his second NHL appearance. DiPeitro finished with 13 saves, while Lawson rounded out the win stopping 28-of-29 shots.