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NEW YORK – Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson scored shootout goals to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
The victory was the first for the Islanders at Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena they will move to for the 2015-16 season.
Ryan Pulock and Colin McDonald scored first-period goals for the Islanders. Pulock's power-play goal at 8:21 came off assists from John Tavares and Okposo.
McDonald had an unassisted goal at 11:32.
Martin Havlat scored for the Devils 8 minutes into the second, and Michael Ryder tied it on a power play 2 minutes into the third. Havlat was stopped by Chad Johnson to seal the shootout win.
The Islanders are preparing to play their final season at Nassau Coliseum.