Islanders Down Winnipeg 5-4 - Match Report
It came down to a shootout and Evgeni Nabokov foiled the opposition in a 5-4 victory for New York over Winnipeg Saturday.
New York won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
John Tavares clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Islanders. New York got goals from Frans Nielsen, Michael Grabner, Josh Bailey, and Matt Martin in the victory. Nielsen opened the scoring at 4:21 of the first period.
Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 24-save effort for the Islanders.
Kyle Wellwood (2), Bryan Little, and Zach Bogosian scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New York scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Winnipeg went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Winnipeg 33-28 in the game.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Winnipeg, they head on the road to face Buffalo.