The New York Islanders have their first win of the season following a victory at home on Sunday afternoon. The Islanders hosted the Anaheim Ducks as part of a three-game day in the NHL. In a game that featured a late comeback from Anaheim, New York won in overtime on a Josh Bailey deke-out goal in the first minute of the extra session. The final score in the game was 3-2 for the Islanders.

Other scorers in the game for New York were Brock Nelson and John Tavares. Anaheim's two goals were scored by Cam Fowler and veteran Ryan Getzlaf. The latter scorer tied the game for Anaheim with just one minute left in the third period, thereby providingAnaheim with one point in the overtime loss.

The game represents the only points in the standings for either team, both ofwhich have now played three games. The Ducks are winless in their three efforts to date with just one point in the standings that came from making the extra-time session. New York have two points from the win and that is there total in the standings heading into the next week.

Road trip continues for the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim will remain on the road in the area as they will face the New Jersey Devils in a game on Tuesday night. The start time for that one is 7pm ET as the Ducks continue to look for a win against another team that has no victories so far this season. Later on in the week the Ducks will be down in Philadelphia to face the Flyers as they continue their east-coast swing on Thursday.

Homestand continues for the New York Islanders.

The Islandersstay at home for a little while still as another California-based team heads to the Big Apple. New York will try to follow their win up with a victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, a game that also starts at 7pm ET. After that the Islanders have the following schedule as part of their current homestand:

  • Arizona on Friday, October 21st at 7pm ET
  • Minnesota on Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm ET
  • Montreal next Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm ET

That schedule does not look particularly difficult with Arizonaand Minnesota coming to town.

Montreal have been without Carey Price so far this season due to influenza. However, he should easily be back by the time Montreal roll into New York, meaning next Wednesday's game promises to be a toughout for the Islanders.

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