Berube, Nelson lead Islanders to 5-3 win over Wild
NEW YORK (AP) Brock Nelson's team-leading 20th goal broke a tie late in the second period, Jean-Francois Berube made 40 saves for his first NHL win, and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night.
Mikhail Grabovski and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders.
Charlie Coyle, Jason Pominville and Nino Niederreiter had the goals for the Wild. Devan Dubnyk gave up five goals on 30 shots, and Darcy Kuemper stopped all eight shots he faced.
After the Islanders took a 2-1 lead on goals by Grabovski and Lee early in the second, Pominville tied it with 1:34 left in the period. Nelson put New York back ahead for good with 42 seconds remaining.
Nielsen and Tavares scored in the third to make it 5-2 and chase Dubnyk less than five minutes into the third.