Evgeni Nabokov made key saves early, enabling the Islanders to chip away in building a 4-0 shutout.
Thomas Hickey scored his first NHL goal in overtime as the New York Islanders completed a comeback win in Montreal.
A game that demanded a strong response after Monday's embarrassing loss ended up being ... just a game.
Evgeni Nabokov's 14 first-period saves paved the way for John Tavares' hat trick as the Islanders comfortably dispatched the New Jersey Devils with a 5-1 win.
The New York Islanders turned around an abysmal first period with three consecutive goals in the second, then survived a third-period barrage to win in the shootout.
The New York Islanders trailed from the second minute onward, never managing to mount a comeback while watching J.T. Miller score his first two NHL goals.