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Minnesota Falls 2-1 to Islanders - Recap

New York skated to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday in NHL action at Nassau Coliseum.

Bettors who backed the Islanders were rewarded as -122 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

New York got goals from Frans Nielsen and Andrew MacDonald in the victory. MacDonald opened the scoring at 9:05 of the first period.

Al Montoya turned in a 20-save effort for the Islanders.

Matt Cullen scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Al Montoya.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 12 of 14 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New York scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 21-14.

New York heads into a battle against the Lightning. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ottawa.