Pavelski's late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders 3-2
San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) and Joe Pavelski (8) celebrate with teammates after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against New York Islanders, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in New York. The Sharks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games. Joe Thornton and Brent Burns had two assists each, giving both five on the season. Aaron Dell stopped 20 shots to win his NHL debut.
On the tiebreaking goal, Thornton sent a pass into the slot and Pavelski deflected it in. It gave Pavelski his fifth point in two games after he had a goal and three assists in the Sharks' 7-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday.
The Islanders trailed 1-0 after getting outplayed in the first period, but picked it up in the second and took the lead with two goals 2:10 apart in the middle of the period.