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Islanders Vs. Wild Final Score: Islanders 2, Wild 1

The New York Islanders scored two first-period goals to hold off the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Monday afternoon.

The New York Islanders scored two first-period goals and held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, Monday afternoon at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

Andrew MacDonald opened the scoring with a power play goal 9:05 into the first period, and Frans Nielsen scored two and a half minutes later to stake the Islanders to a 2-0 lead.

The Wild responded early in the third period with a tally by Matt Cullen, but Minnesota (1-1-0) could not push another puck past Islanders goalie Al Montoya, who recorded 20 saves to push his record to 1-1. Montoya's strong effort allowed New York to hold on despite being outshot 21-14 for the game, including 19-5 over the final two periods.

P.A. Parenteau assisted on both goals for the Islanders (1-1-0), who return to action Thursday at home against Tampa Bay. 

For more on the Islanders, visit Lighthouse Hockey. For more on the Wild, visit Hockey Wilderness. For more on the NHL in general, visit SB Nation's NHL Page.

Final - 10.10.2011 1 2 3 Total
Minnesota Wild 0 0 1 1
New York Islanders 2 0 0 2

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