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Pulock lifts Islanders to 4-3 win over Avalanche in OT

NEW YORK – (AP) — After rallying from two targets down early in the second period of time to just take the lead in the third, the New York Islanders failed to get discouraged when Colorado tied the score late. They saved their emphasis and beat the battling Avalanche in overtime.

Ryan Pulock scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into the further period of time to lift New York to a 4-3 victory Saturday.

“We type of dug ourselves a hole to get started, having down 2-, but we caught with it,” Pulock said. “Form of an unfortunate bounce late for them to tie it, but we failed to go into a shell, we saved playing and we observed a way to get it finished.”

Jordan Eberle had a goal and an help, Josh Bailey also scored and Brock Nelson had two assists for the Islanders. Robin Lehner stopped 25 photographs as New York, which began the day two points forward of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division, won for the eighth time in 11 game titles (8-1-2).

On the winner, Pulock fired a a person-timer from the left faceoff circle off a go from Casey Cizikas for his fifth of the season.

J.T. Compher had tied it 3-3 with 2:45 remaining when his shot deflected in off the skate of Islanders defenseman Devon Toews.

The Islanders took their very first lead of the game a tiny additional than a few minutes before with their third straight goal.

Just 5 seconds following Soderberg and New York’s Mathew Barzal had been sent off for roughing, the Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog was whistled for hooking to place the Islanders on a 4-on-3 energy enjoy. Pulock beat Varlamov just 23 seconds into the advantage on a slap shot from the left circle with 6:03 remaining for his very first goal in 16 game titles.

“It can be been a although because I scored, perhaps at periods gripping the adhere a tiny far too tight, but I was in a position to get a couple tonight. … I feel my last goal was an vacant-netter, so before that it really is been a although because I scored on a goalie, so it really is a excellent emotion.”

Carl Soderberg had a goal and two assists, and Erik Johnson had a goal and an help for Colorado, which matched a season superior with its sixth straight loss (-4-2). Semyon Varlamov concluded with 37 saves in the Avalanche’s 16th loss in 19 game titles (3-12-4).

Colorado’s last two losses have the two occur in overtime, also getting rid of 4-3 at Washington two days before.

“We type of allow this a person slip absent from us a tiny little bit,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “It can be disappointing to a particular extent that we had been not able to get two points out of this a person, but we played two actually excellent groups in their structures and observed a way to get points in the two of them.”

Tyson Barrie nearly won it for Colorado 15 seconds into overtime, but his shot went off the crossbar.

Bailey tied it 2-2 at 8:03 of the third, putting in the rebound of his possess shot following Varlamov stopped the preliminary endeavor. It was Bailey’s 12th of the season and very first because Jan. 18 from Washington.

Johnson pushed the Avalanche’s lead to 2- at 2:36 of the second. With the groups skating 4-on-4 following a pair of penalties, he bought a go from Soderberg, skated into the offensive zone and lower to the appropriate before firing it into the top left corner for his fifth.

“When you might be profitable, you come across further bounce,” Islanders captain Anders Lee said. “The adversity — down two targets — it would not hassle us.”

Eberle lastly bought the Islanders on the board with 1:47 left in the center period of time. Varlamov stopped Lee’s shot from in between the circles but was unaware the puck trickled guiding him, and Eberle skated in from the left side and knocked it in for his 13th.

Soderberg bought Colorado on the scoreboard with 9:41 left in the opening period of time when he knocked in the rebound of Johnson’s shot that bounced off the conclusion boards appropriate in front for his 18th.

NOTES: Colorado also went -4-2 from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. … Soderberg has 8 targets and 4 assists in 15 game titles because Dec. 31. … Johnson has two targets and two assists in his last a few game titles. … The Islanders swept the season sequence following profitable the very first meeting, 4-1 on Dec. 17 at Denver. … Pulock now has six points in his last 4 game titles. … Nelson has points in 4 straight game titles, totaling 4 assists and five points in the stretch. … Lehner is 12-2-1 in his last 15 game titles.

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Avalanche: At Boston on Sunday to end a a few-game journey.

Islanders: Host Minnesota on Sunday to wrap a a few-game homestand.

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