Islanders Rally to Beat Sharks

Three third-period goals give New York its fourth straight win
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 9:51 PM CST
New York Islanders' Freddy Meyer (44) is congratulated by Richard Park, second from right, as Sean Bergenheim (20) and Miroslav Satan (81) skate away after Meyer scored against the San Jose Sharks during...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Nassau Coliseum on Long Island fell quiet after Joe Thornton put San Jose ahead of New York, 2-0 early in the third period. But goals by Andy Hilbert and Mike Comrie within 59 seconds of each other tied the game, and Freddy Meyer's shot from the right circle gave the Islanders an improbable 3-2 victory today, reports Newsday.

The Isles' three goals game against Sharks ironman goalie Evegeni Nabakov, who left the game in the second period after a facial cut courtesy of a Radek Martinek slapshot, but returned in the third. Rick DiPietro earned the victory, the Isles' fourth straight, with 28 saves, including one with his right pad in the goalmouth with under a minute to play.