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Nielsen lifts Islanders to 5-4 SO win at Ottawa

Friday - 11/1/2013, 11:12pm  ET

Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen gets the upper hand on New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck along the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Frans Nielsen scored the tying goal in the third period and then netted the only goal of the shootout as the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Friday night.

Nielsen moved in on goalie Robin Lehner and put a backhand in on the Islanders' second and last shot of the shootout.

The Islanders (5-5-3) outshot the Senators 57-31 and got goals from Matt Martin, John Tavares and Pierre-Marc Bouchard in regulation. Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves for New York, which rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits.

Erik Condra, Bobby Ryan, Mika Zibanejad and Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators (4-6-3). Lehner making the biggest contribution with 53 saves, including one off Thomas Vanek on a breakaway in overtime.


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