Posted December 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Kevin Poulin kept the struggling New York Islanders in the game long enough for their top line to give the team a much-needed win. Kyle Okposo scored the tying goal with 1:37 left in regulation and got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout to help the Islanders snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. "This is a very good feeling," said captain John Tavares, who assisted on both goals. "It gives us some confidence, but at the same time we can't relax. They came out hard and Poulie did a great job of keeping us in it until we finally generated some momentum." Poulin made 18 of his 46 saves in a stellar first period and also stopped three of four attempts in the shootout despite needing help from the trainer after feeling dehydrated following a pad save against Joe Pavelski in the first round. Thomas Vanek also scored in the third period and shootout for the Islanders, who had lost 10 straight in...
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