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Tatar, Nyquist score power-play goals, Red Wings beat Islanders 4-1

  • Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14), of Sweden, shoots towards New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson, left, as Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) falls in front of Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) and left wing Matt Martin (17), during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14), of Sweden, shoots towards New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson, left, as Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) falls in front of Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) and left wing Matt Martin (17), during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski (84) crashes into Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski (84) crashes into Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski (84) shoots against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, top left, of Sweden, and goalie Petr Mrazek during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski (84) shoots against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, top left, of Sweden, and goalie Petr Mrazek during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored power-play goals Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders 4-1.

Tatar got his 22nd goal, making it 1-0 about 5½ minutes into the game. Nyquist scored his 20th, closing the scoring with under seven minutes left.

The Red Wings overcame two second-period penalties and took a 2-0 lead on Brendan Smith's one-timer with 47 seconds remaining in the period.

Detroit's Jonathan Ericcson scored in the third period. Lubomir Visnovsky scored for the Islanders on a power play.