Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/11/13

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 26: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrates his overtime goal against the New York Rangers on December 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Islanders appeared headed for their 11th straight loss Tuesday night, trailing the San Jose Sharks 2-1 with less than two minutes left to play at SAP Center. Islanders forward Kyle Okposo had other ideas. Okposo forced overtime by scoring with 1:37 left in regulation, then got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Tuesday night to give the Islanders a 3-2 victory. "We've been struggling," Okposo said. "It hasn't been fun. We've been playing well but not getting the results. To win like that tonight, it's big for us." Thomas Vanek beat Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi in the first round of the shootout, but San Jose's Logan Couture countered with a goal against Kevin Poulin to open the second round. Okposo ended it with a goal in the fourth round, lifting a backhander over Niemi's pad. The Islanders hadn't won anywhere since beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in a shootout on Nov. 16. They had lost 10 in a row on the road, all in regulation, since a 5-4 shoo...
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