Found January 13, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
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John Tavares scored with 1:24 to go and Brock Nelson added an empty-netter, leading the streaking Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Stars on Sunday. Kyle Okposo had two goals in New York’s fourth consecutive victory. The Islanders (18-22-7) also have won seven straight road games. The Islanders rallied past the Stars after trailing 2-0 after one period for the second time in a week. Taveras had four goals and three assists in the two games. Thomas Vanek had four assists and Okposo had two goals. “We’re competing. We’re defending a little better,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of the team’s recent success. “Playing more within the team concept. I think when you can utilize your four lines that we do, a lot of guys the minutes are distributed.” Ray Whitney and Sergei Gonchar scored first-period goals for the Stars against goalie Kevin Poulin, who finished with 29 saves. “When our goaltenders play well, we give ourselves a chance,” Capuano said. “[Injured goalie Evgen...
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