Stars 3, Islanders 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 15, 2011
Jamie Benn scored the go-ahead goal 4:33 into the third period and also had an assist in the Dallas Stars' 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Loui Eriksson and Brendan Morrow also scored and Richard Bachman made 25 saves to improve to 3-0 in the NHL and help the Stars run their winning streak to three games. The Stars improved to 18-11-1 and are 7-0-1 in Benn's eight multi-point games. Michael Grabner and Kyle Okposo scored for New York. The Islanders have lost four in a row. New York's Brian Rolston left the game because of a concussion in the first period. He had played only five shifts, totaling 3:47 of ice time. Kevin Poulin made 26 saves in his first start of the season. He's the fifth goalie to start for the Islanders this season, joining Rick DiPietro, Evgeni Nabokov, Al Montoya and Anders Nilsson. The Islanders didn't give Poulin a lot of early support, and Eriksson opened the scoring at 8:36 of the first with a front-of-the-goal redirection of Benn's centering pass. Grabner tied it with 3:32 left in the period. Grabner he slipped behind Trevor Daley, and Okposo's centering feed went in off Grabner's skate. A review confirmed Grabner didn't kick the puck into the goal. Okposo gave the Islanders 2-1 lead off a rebound with 1:36 left in the second. But the lead only lasted until 1:07 into the third, with Morrow tying it on a power play with a quick one-timer from the top of the crease. The goal was Dallas' lone score in six power plays. New York failed to score on its three power plays. NOTES: The Islanders called up Poulin and highly regarded defenseman Calvin De Haan from Bridgeport of the AHL, and put DiPietro on injured reserve because of a strained groin. ... Even though his three-game suspension for charging New York right wing Nino Niederreiter was up in New York's 5-4 win over Dallas on Dec. 3, Stars defenseman Mark Fistric was a healthy scratch. Niederreiter, who sustained a concussion from the hit, has not played since that game. ... Dallas and New York split the season series. ... Dallas' three-games-in-four-days swing through the metropolitan area will conclude Friday night in Newark against the Devils.
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