NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Dallas
(Wednesday, February 11th)
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Dallas 4
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Bill Guerin scored with 6.2 seconds left in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-4 tie with the New York Islanders at American Airlines Center.
Guerin finished with a goal and an assist, as did David Oliver and Pierre Turgeon. Philippe Boucher also scored for Dallas, which extended its unbeaten streak to eight games (6-0-2).
Oleg Kvasha notched a goal and three assists for the Islanders, who have skated to ties in their first two games after the All-Star break and are winless in three straight (0-1-2). Trent Hunter and Mariusz Czerkawski each posted a goal and two assists, while Arron Asham also scored for New York.
Hunter's 20th goal of the season, a beautiful backhander from the doorstep on the rebound of a Kvasha shot, gave the Islanders a 4-3 lead with 1:47 left in the third period.
The Stars pulled goaltender Marty Turco for an extra attacker in the final minute and the strategy paid off.
After New York goaltender Garth Snow made a save on a point shot from Sergei Zubov and play was stopped with the net off its pegs, Dallas won another faceoff and scored on a scramble in front of the crease.
Guerin was creating havoc in front and appeared to kick the puck toward Snow before knocking it through the netminder's pads for his 23rd goal of the season.
A video review upheld the goal.
"We were all pretty positive it was a goal," Guerin said.
The Islanders carried the play in overtime, taking all four shots of the extra period. New York was given a power play for the final two minutes when Guerin was sent off for holding, but could not beat Turco.
Turco finished with 19 saves, while Snow turned aside 31 shots for New York.
The Stars dominated the first period, outshooting the Islanders 20-4, but managed only one goal.
Boucher was credited with his fifth of the season when his shot from the right boards appeared to deflect past Snow.
"It wasn't a good period for us, but we weathered the storm and they only got one," Islanders head coach Steve Stirling said.
Asham tied it for New York just 2:02 into the second when he banged in the rebound of a Czerkawski shot for his ninth goal.
The Stars again went in front at 8:55 of the second, as Oliver jammed the puck past Snow from the top of the crease for his sixth goal.
Czerkawski tied it for the Islanders with 5:49 left in the middle stanza, scoring his 18th goal of the season and the 200th of his career.
"In the second period their level of play rose, and ours didn't rise with it," Stars head coach Dave Tippett said. "Subsequently, we got into a dogfight."
Kvasha gave New York its first lead at 1:48 of the third, scoring his 12th on a shot from the slot after a Dallas turnover.
The Stars tied it at 3-3 with 5:18 to play in regulation when Turgeon banged in a perfect cross-ice feed from Guerin for his sixth goal.
"I don't think we ever think we're out of a hockey game," said Stars left wing Brenden Morrow. "There's always a chance."
Dallas had the game's first 16 shots...New York's Dave Scatchard played his 500th career game...Hunter leads all first-year players with 20 goals...New York defenseman Kenny Jonsson was scratched because of a virus...Dallas is 1-0-10 in overtime this season, remaining the only team in the league without an overtime loss.
02/12 01:29:46 ET