Found January 04, 2012 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
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John Tavares and the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in the shootout 4-3. Tavares finished the game with three points and had a hand in all three-regulation goals for the Islanders. Frans Nielsen and PA Parenteau lifted the Islanders to victory with each player scoring in the shootout. The Islander started the game on a high note, scoring the games opening goal nearly four minutes into the game. Matt Martin coaxed Bryan Allan of the Hurricanes into taking a holding penalty and Matt Moulson scored on the power play off a pass from John Tavares behind the net. The Hurricanes would respond with a goal of their own 31 seconds later. Anthony Stewart scored off a face-off win in the Islanders zone. The second period would see Carolina take the lead off a gaffe by Evgeni Nabokov behind the net. The Islanders goaltender had some miscommunication with Andrew MacDonald, which allowed Brandon Sutter to gain control of the puck and score on an empty net. Early in the third period ...
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