Posted November 18, 2011 on AP on Fox

DALLAS - JANUARY 08: Goaltender Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders prepares for a game against the Dallas Stars on January 8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The New York Islanders started the day with the worst record in the Eastern Conference and then they lost their starting goalie in the first period. But Rick DiPietro made sure they didn't lose the most important thing, Thursday night's home game against the Montreal Canadiens. DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov, and Matt Moulson scored a key goal in the Islanders' 4-3 victory that broke a four-game skid. "Tonight was a big step in the right direction," said DiPietro, who earned his first NHL relief win. "We need to play with some desperation and urgency." P.A. Parenteau, Jay Pandolfo, and Mark Streit also scored for the Islanders, 0-3-1 in their previous four. New York, which scored all of its goals in the second period, held on after taking a 3-0 lead. "We just took advantage," said forward John Tavares, who was plus-one with an assist in 18:58 of ice time. "We managed to hold the boat. We played pretty well and we used the offensive zone reall...
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