Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 Tuesday night.
Nokelainen drove a slap shot past Al Montoya from the right point for the tiebreaking goal moments after Montreal squandered a 3-1 advantage. Hal Gill added an empty-netter in the final minute for his first goal of the season.
Andrei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the first period. Erik Cole extended the margin to two goals 31 seconds into the third when he scored on a power play.
Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who won for just the fifth time in 13 home games to end a four-game skid at the Bell Centre (0-1-3).
Matt Moulson scored in the first period for the Islanders and they tied it in the third on goals by Josh Bailey and John Tavares.
Bailey drew the Islanders to 3-2 when he beat Carey Price with a back hand at 5:18. Tavares pushed home a loose puck...