San Jose at New York

Okposo helps Islanders hand Sharks their 1st loss, 6-3

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STATS/AP

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and added two assists as the New York Islanders beat San Jose 6-3 Saturday night, handing the Sharks their first loss of the season.

Johnny Boychuk, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen also scored to help the Islanders win their third straight - all at their new Brooklyn home. Jaroslav Halak made his season debut after missing the first four games due to an undisclosed upper body injury and finished with 22 saves.

Joe Pavelski, Nikolay Goldobin and Joel Ward scored for San Jose, which opened the season 4-0-0. Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots.

On the go-ahead goal, Okposo got the the rebound of his own shot behind the net, skated around Sharks defender Brenden Dillon and beat Stalock to put the Islanders up for good.

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Scoreboard
San Jose (4-1-0)1203
NY Islanders  (3-1-1) «0336
Three Stars
K. Okposo
NYI


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
F. Nielsen
NYI


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
J. Bailey
NYI


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
13:04 - Joe Pavelski (2), Tip-In. Assist: Braun, Thornton
2ND PERIOD
21.0 - Johnny Boychuk (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Strome, Tavares
41.0 - Nikolay Goldobin (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Thornton, Braun
02:27Power Play - Anders Lee (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Strome, Tavares
09:20 - Joel Ward (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Nieto, Stalock
13:58 - Josh Bailey (2), Snap Shot. Assist: Nielsen, Okposo
3RD PERIOD
04:18 - Kyle Okposo (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Bailey
11:10 - Brock Nelson (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Grabovski, Kulemin
17:02 - Frans Nielsen (1), Empty Net. Assist: Okposo, de Haan
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
03:16Hertl, 2 min, Hooking
04:10Tavares, 2 min, Delay of Game(bench)
2ND PERIOD
01:20Burns, 2 min, Tripping
02:50Hamonic, 2 min, Tripping
3RD PERIOD
12:49Braun, 2 min, Delaying Game
Shots On Goal
 123T
SJ108725
NYI10121234
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Alex Stalock59:42285
Jaroslav Halak60:00223
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Attendance - 11577
Referees - Francois St-Laurent, Trevor Hanson
Linesmen - Shandor Alphonso, Scott Cherrey
 
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