UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Josh Bailey scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, and the New York Islanders rallied in the third period for the second straight game and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night.
Bailey fired a shot between the pads of Long Island native Keith Kincaid, who was trying for his first NHL victory in front of nearly two dozen family members. He was in line for the win until Matt Martin scored the tying goal with 4:15 left.
Bailey also scored in the second period, and Kyle Okposo added a shootout goal for the Islanders. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves to top the Devils.
New York is 6-0 in shootouts and 9-0 after regulation.
Marek Zidlicky and Scott Gomez scored first-period goals, and Jaromir Jagr assisted on both but New Jersey dropped its fourth straight (0-2-2). Kincaid finished with 31 saves.