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John Tavares scores 2nd goal in OT, and Islanders snap skid with 3-2 win over ailing Anaheim

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey, left, reacts after scoring, while New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) reacts after a stick to the face during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey, left, reacts after scoring, while New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) reacts after a stick to the face during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon (19) screens New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, right, of Slovakia, from a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon (19) screens New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, right, of Slovakia, from a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders left wing Nikolai Kulemin, left, of Russia, collides with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    New York Islanders left wing Nikolai Kulemin, left, of Russia, collides with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Kyle Okposo also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for the Islanders, who blew an early two-goal lead in their third stop on a five-game trip.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf and NHL goals leader Corey Perry were sent home before the game with the flu, leaving the league-leading Ducks to open a four-game homestand without their two best players.

After Sami Vatanen was sent off for elbowing in the Ducks' offensive zone, Tavares' long shot deflected off an Anaheim defender and past Jason LaBarbera for his sixth goal of the season.