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Poti scores game-winning goal for Islanders in OT

Oct 22, 2006 - 2:07 AM UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- The New York Islanders finally got an overtime game to end in their favor.

Defenseman Tom Poti scored the game-winning goal in the extra session as the Islanders posted a 4-3 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes, ending a two-game skid.

New York lost in a shootout to Nashville on Monday and ran into a similar ending Thursday, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to Pittsburgh.

But the Islanders broke through Saturday, when Poti's wrister from the slot got by goaltender John Grahame for the decisive power-play goal just 23 seconds into the extra session.

Rick DiPietro made 37 saves for New York, which went 3-for-7 with the man advantage.

The Islanders appeared to squander a two-goal lead when Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour gave his team a 3-2 edge with 5:26 left in the third period.

But New York's Mike Sillinger scored on the power play over two minutes later, sending the game into overtime.

Justin Williams tallied twice, while Grahame stopped 21 shots for Carolina, which ended its seven-game road trip at 3-3-1.

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