P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Pavelec kept the Jets (15-13-5) in the game and stopped 31 shots.
Nabokov stopped all 19 shots he faced for the Islanders (11-14-6) in relief of starter Al Montoya, who made 17 saves on 19 shots before leaving after a collision with Winnipeg's Evander Kane late in the second period.
Kane was given a penalty for goaltender interference despite arguing that Islanders defenseman Milan Jurcina pushed him into Montoya.
The Islanders had the game's only two power plays — including one that came with four minutes remaining — but couldn't score on either advantage.
New York dominated the game early, generating a handful of good scoring chances before Parenteau one-timed Matt Moulson's pass into a wide-open net to make it 1-0.
The sluggish Jets tied it with two minutes left in the period when Antropov redirected Johnny Oduya's point shot past Montoya.
Grabner, a former member of the Manitoba Moose, was in the right place at the right time when he jumped on a loose puck in the crease to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Ladd tied it near the midpoint of the period with a long wrist shot that beat Montoya high to the glove side.
NOTES: Forward Antti Miettinen played his first game for the Jets since being claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on Dec. 13. ... Jets C Bryan Little missed his first game of the season after taking a shot off the foot on Saturday. ... Forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Steve Staios were both out of the Islanders lineup because of recently sustained concussions.