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Islanders edge Senators in SO

Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored in the shootout, leading the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over Ottawa at Nassau Coliseum.

Nielsen opened the shootout by beating Sens goaltender Robin Lehner through the pads with a wrister. Evgeni Nabokov turned away both Jakob Silfverberg and Daniel Alfredsson.

Tavares iced the game for the hosts by using several stick-fakes to draw Lehner to the left side of his crease before slipping the puck home on the opposite side.

Brad Boyes and Michael Grabner tallied in regulation and Nabokov finished with 29 saves for the Islanders, who snapped a three-game slide.

Mika Zibanejad and Patrick Wiercioch scored for the Senators, who suffered their third straight one-goal defeat despite a 33-save performance by Lehner.

03/03 17:51:49 ET