Isles edge Ducks in OT

Anaheim, CA ( – John Tavares scored his second goal 2:18
into overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over an Anaheim
Ducks team minus its two best players.

The Islanders went on a power play in the extra session when Sami Vatanen
elbowed Calvin de Haan. Tavares fired a wrist shot along the ice from the high
slot that deflected in off the right pad of Jason LaBarbera.

Kyle Okposo also scored a power-play goal and Jaroslav Halak 32 saves for the
Islanders, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Matt Beleskey and Emerson Etem had the goals for the Ducks, while LaBarbera
finished with 33 saves.

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf and leading scorer Corey Perry missed the opener
of a four-game homestand with flu-like symptoms.