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The New York Islanders were hoping to snap a three-game losing streak Thursday night and actually led 2-1 heading into the third period. Unfortunately they were unable to hold the lead and wound up losing to the Dallas Stars by a final score of 3-2 at the Nassau Coliseum.
Dallas drew first blood with a tip-in by Loui Eriksson (assisted by Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley) at 8:36 of the opening frame; however, New York answered back with a tip-in of its own by Michael Grabner (assisted by Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen).
The Stars needed just over a minute to score a power play goal to open the third period when Brenden Morrow (assisted by Steve Ott and Mike Ribeiro) snapped one in from long distance to make it two-apiece.
Dallas improves to 18-11-1 with the win while New York falls to 9-14-6 in defeat.