NEW YORK (AP) Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his 11th straight start, stopped 23 shots to take over the NHL victory lead with 18.
Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech scored for New York. The Islanders have lost six of eight (2-4-2). Robin Lehner finished with 14 saves to fall to 0-4-2 in his last seven appearances.
Nosek put Vegas ahead when he jumped on the rebound of a shot by Oscar Lindberg at the right side as neither Lehner nor defenseman Thomas Hickey immediately went for the puck, and put it in for his third 3:32 into the third.
Pelech nearly tied it about three minutes later as his shot rang off the goalpost.
New York pulled Lehner for an extra skater with a little more than a minute remaining, but couldn't get the equalizer.
The Islanders failed to score on their lone power-play chance to fall to 1 for 28 over the last 12 games.
Fleury made successive stops on Mathew Barzal in front about 6 1/2 minutes into the second period to keep the score tied 1-1. >> READ MORE
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