New York Islanders leave it late at Dallas Stars

Last Updated: 14/01/14 11:15pm

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Brock Nelson: Scored one of the Islanders' goals

Brock Nelson: Scored one of the Islanders' goals

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Two late goals gave New York Islanders a 4-2 comeback victory over Dallas Stars.

The Islanders trailed 2-0 after the first period as Ray Whitney and Sergei Gonchar to give the Stars hope of ending a run of five straight defeats.

But Kyle Okposo struck twice to bring the away side level.

And with just one minute and 24 seconds remaining and the scores level at 2-2, John Tavares scored to edge the Islanders into the lead before Brock Nelson added an empty-net effort to seal the win.

New York have now four games in a row and seven straight on the road.

Elsewhere, Cody Hodgson scored the only goal in a shootout to give Buffalo a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals and avoid the Sabres matching the longest away losing streak in their history.

Tyler Ennis gave the sabres the lead before Jason Chimera levelled, but Hodgson beat Philipp Grubauer to end a run of 11 straight defeats on the road.

At Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored in the shootout to give the Maples Leafs a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils 3-2, while the New York Rangers ran out 4-1 winners over the Philadelphia Flyers thanks to goals from Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider.

In other games, Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 to end a three-game losing streak, the Minnesota Wild blanked the Nashville Predators 4-0 and the Anaheim Ducks downed the Detroit Red Wings 1-0.

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