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Recap - Islanders Defeat Minnesota 2-1

Recap - Islanders Defeat Minnesota 2-1

The Wild came up short Saturday against the Islanders, falling 2-1 in a shootout.

New York was an underdog by +137 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Frans Nielsen, who beat Niklas Backstrom in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. New York got goals from Andrew MacDonald in the victory. MacDonald opened the scoring at 11:13 of the second period.

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

Minnesota got a goal from Cal Clutterbuck in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 35 of 36 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Wild were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 36-21.

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