New York vs Minnesota Recap - Islanders Win 5-4
|New York vs Minnesota Recap - Islanders Win 5-4|
Kyle Okposo scored twice to lead the Islanders over Minnesota 5-4 on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.
New York was an underdog by +190 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Kyle Okposo (2), Cal Clutterbuck, Thomas Hickey, and John Tavares each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 8:45 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo.
Kevin Poulin turned in a 33-save effort for the Islanders.
Ryan Suter, Nino Niederreiter, Justin Fontaine, and Jonas Brodin scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Kevin Poulin.
Minnesota got a 26-stop effort from Josh Harding in the loss.
New York scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota outshot New York 37-31 in the game.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs St. Louis.