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New York Islanders defeat Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3

Islanders record their first win.

October 22, 2009|Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares scored in the shootout to give the New York Islanders their first victory of the season, a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.

Jeff Tambellini and Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout to help the Islanders (1-3-3) avoid their worst start in franchise history. Andy Sutton, Tim Jackman and Matt Moulson scored in regulation for New York.

The Hurricanes (2-4-2) dropped to 0-3-1 on the road.

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