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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Moulson scored a career-best four goals, lifting the New York Islanders to a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars.
Rick DiPietro started in net for New York, but left the game after the second period with a groin injury. He allowed four goals on 21 shots before exiting.
Al Montoya came on to stop all 13 shots he saw in the third period.
"We made a lot of mistakes, especially at the blue lines, and it cost us goals," Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan said.
Moulson put home a pair of rebounds in the first period to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead.
Reese flicked a wrister on net from the high point, which fooled Raycroft to give New York a 3-0 cushion early in the second period.
Vincour, Nystrom and Dowell then scored three straight goals in a two-minute span to tie the game at three, 5:30 into the second period.
Moulson's hat-trick tally came just 27 seconds later. John Tavares made a backhanded feed to Moulson, who one-timed it home from a sharp angle just right of the net.
Wandell tied it at four with a slap shot from the high point with 3:52 remaining in the second.
Moulson's fourth goal gave New York the lead with under three minutes left in the second. The Islanders moved in on a 2-on-1 break, and Parenteau dished to Moulson, who buried it home into the empty net from inside the left circle.
"You can score as many goals as you want, but if you lose it doesn't really mean much," Moulson said. "I'm just happy we held on in the third. It was a good team win."
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Jonathan Toews posted the lone score in the shootout as Chicago nipped the New York Islanders, 5-4, at United Center Friday night.
Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Brunette and Ben Smith scored in regulation for the Blackhawks, who have won three of four.
Corey Crawford stopped 37 shots in the first 65 minutes, then all three chances in the shootout for the victory.
“Even though we’re going to make mistakes every single game, we’re going to find ways to win,” Crawford said. “The main thing was that we had a little more energy and preparation for tonight’s game than the last one.”
P.A. Parenteau and Matt Moulson each notched a goal and one assist for the Islanders, whose two-game win streak was halted.
Al Montoya made 32 saves in defeat.
Toews scored on a wrist shot in the first round of the shootout. Moulson’s attempt hit the post to finish the contest.
Kyle Okposo put the Isles on the board just after the four-minute mark on a power play when he tapped in an errant Travis Hamonic shot, but Brunette equalized for the hosts off a Sean O’Donnell pass at 10:27.
Moulson gave the visitors a one-goal edge to New York at the end of the first as he fired past Crawford from the left circle, but Smith answered at 6:41 of the second when he flipped a backhander over a sprawled Montoya.
But Chicago struck while killing off a double minor for high sticking by Steve Montador to take a 3-2 lead into the second intermission. Duncan Keith’s long dump-in from his own zone was deflected into the air and bounced into to the New York zone. Isles defender Milan Jurcina bobbled the puck, and Toews worked it free and popped a shot home.
Just 46 seconds into the third, Parenteau rifled a loose puck home from between the circles, but Sharp connected on a power play at 5:08 for a 4-3 ’Hawks edge.
“If you’re not careful and you’re not ready for that you’re going to get caught,” Montoya said. “You’re going to see that. We don’t want to play that way, but sometimes that’s the way momentum goes.”
Nino Niederreiter forged a 4-4 deadlock at 8:55 with a wrister to the far post — his second career goal.