Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Okposo tied the game late in the
third period and scored the game-winner in the shootout as the New York
Islanders avoided both a home-and-home and a season series sweep at the hands
of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-3 win at Nassau Coliseum.
Okposo scored on a backhand to open the fourth round of the tiebreaker. Anders
Nilsson, in his first action for New York since Dec. 9, turned away Sean
Couturier's bid to claim just the second win of his NHL career.
Nilsson made 26 saves for an Islanders team that struck twice in the third to
erase a 3-1 deficit after blowing a lead in the final frame of Saturday's 6-4
loss at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers had outscored New York 16-8 while winning the first three meetings.
Ray Emery stopped 40 shots for Philadelphia.
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