Posted March 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
John Tavares and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves as the Islanders earned their third win in 12 home games this season. He also stopped Jakob Silfverberg and Daniel Alfredsson in the shootout. The Senators (12-7-4) have lost three in a row. They also have dropped eight of nine on the road. Nielsen scored to open the shootout against backup Robin Lehner. Tavares' goal came after Nabokov made his two stops. The Islanders (9-11-2) improved to 3-8-1 at home after losing the first three in a seven-game homestand. Michael Grabner's unassisted goal late in the third period put the Islanders up 2-1. Grabner intercepted a clearing attempted by the Senators and rifled the puck past Lehner for this eighth goal of the season at 16:31. But Kyle Okposo was sent off for tripping with just under two minutes left, and the Senators capitalized on the power-play opportun...
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