Saturday, October 5, 2013
Isles fall 3-2 to Blue Jackets in shootout
By Katie Strang
After topping the Devils in their first game of the season Friday night, the Islanders blew a 2-0 lead to drop their home opener 3-2 against the Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.
In their second shootout in as many nights -- Matt Moulson notched the winner in the sixth round against New Jersey on Friday -- the Islanders fell 3-2 after Cam Atkinson beat Isles goaltender Evgeni Nabokov in the fourth round.
Moulson and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky were the lone goal-scorers for the Isles in regulation. New captain John Tavares picked up assists on both second-period markers but has yet to score his first goal of the 2013-14 season.