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Islanders win 1st at home in March, edge Red Wings 5-4

  • New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), defenseman Brian Strait (37), defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) celebrate their 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), defenseman Brian Strait (37), defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) celebrate their 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) shoots the puck past a diving New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) to score as Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) and center Frans Nielsen (51) try to defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) shoots the puck past a diving New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) to score as Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) and center Frans Nielsen (51) try to defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55), defenseman Johnny Boychuk (14), center Casey Cizikas (53) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) celebrate Clutterbuck's goal as Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) skates away in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55), defenseman Johnny Boychuk (14), center Casey Cizikas (53) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) celebrate Clutterbuck's goal as Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) skates away in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

Frans Nielsen's goal 16 seconds into the second period broke a 3-3 tie and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 for their first home win this month.

The Islanders came in winless in seven previous home games, last winning at Nassau Coliseum over Calgary on Feb. 27, and with only one victory in their last eight contests overall.

New York quickly fell behind 2-0 before the teams went on to score six goals combined in the first 10 minutes of the opening period.

Ryan Strome, Kyle Okposo, Brock Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders.

Tomas Tatar, Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk had Detroit's goals.