Boyes scores on OT power play to give Isles win

Boyes scores on OT power play to give Isles win
January 31, 2013, 9:54 pm
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New York Islanders' Brad Boyes (24) and Eric Boulton (36) celebrate with John Tavares after Tavares scored a goal, while New Jersey Devils' Bryce Salvador skates away during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal on a rebound at 2:01 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Devils 5-4 on Thursday night, handing New Jersey its third straight loss in overtime.

John Tavaras scored twice, and Keith Aucoin and Mark Streit once for the Islanders, who avenged an opening-night loss to the Devils. Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves for New York, including a big one on an early Devils power play in overtime.

Adam Henrique Steve Bernier, Ryan Carter and Henrik Tallinder tallied for the Devils, who three times rallied to tie it. Martin Brodeur made 30 saves, but had the puck stolen from him by Boyes, setting up the game winner.

Boyes banged in Frans Nielsen's rebound, while Tavares also picked up an assist.