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.