UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Mark Streit’s goal 1:36 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders over the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday.
The Islanders captain split the Kings defense and beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for this fifth goal this season. Matt Moulson and Andrew MacDonald earned assists.
The Islanders (23-23-8) improved to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games, but the Kings (26-19-11) continued to struggle on their six-game road trip.
Michael Grabner scored his 15th goal at 6:52 of the first, sliding a loose puck past Quick.
Andrei Loktionov scored his first goal of the season to tie it for the Kings at 5:20 of the second period. The rebound goal originally was credited to captain Dustin Brown.
Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves to earn the win. In last three starts against the Kings — all wins — he has stopped 103 of 106 shots.
The Kings have scored just six goals in five games on their trip, and three came in their lone win over Tampa Bay.
Quick and Nabokov made acrobati...