Originally written March 04, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Kyle Okposo scored the game's only goal and Anders Nilsson stopped 24 shots for his first NHL victory and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Sunday. With the victory, the Islanders (28-29-9) moved within five points of Winnipeg for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. New Jersey (36-24-5) remains at 77 points. The teams played a scoreless first period before Okposo scored his 15th goal of the season at 2:39 of the second, beating Martin Brodeur to the glove side with a low wrist shot from the slot. The goal was assisted by rookie center Casey Cizikas, his third assist in six games since his recall from AHL Bridgeport.
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