Late Okposo effort edges out Pittsbrgh

Kyle Okposo's decisive shootout goal helps the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL.

    Okposo's goal denied Penguins' goal-tender Marc-Andre Fluery his 300th career win [Getty Images]
    Okposo's goal denied Penguins' goal-tender Marc-Andre Fluery his 300th career win [Getty Images]

    Kyle Okposo scored the decisive shootout goal as the New York Islanders edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4.

    Okposo's goal denied Penguins goal-tender Marc-Andre Fluery his 300th career victory.

    Elsewhere, Alex Khokhlachev, called up from the minor leagues on Thursday, scored in the seventh round of a shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Boston produced a third period fightback with goals from defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, right wing Matt Fraser and left wing Daniel Paille to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

    The New Jersey Devils scored two goals in the second period, which is all they needed in a 2-0 shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

    Devils (8-9-2) goalie Cory Schneider made 29 saves in the victory and got goals from Adam Henrique and Tuomo Ruutu.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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