Recap - Islanders Defeat Montreal 4-3
|Recap - Islanders Defeat Montreal 4-3|
New York earned a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Bell Centre.
The Islanders were a +170 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Kyle Okposo clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 4 for the Islanders. New York got goals from Michael Grabner (2) and John Tavares in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring at 16:35 of the first period.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 37 of 40 Montreal shots in the victory.
Montreal got goals from Tomas Plekanec, Benoit Pouliot, and Max Pacioretty in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Montreal got a 30-stop effort from Alex Auld in the loss.
New York scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Montreal outshot New York 40-33 in the game.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Montreal, they head home to face Toronto.