Posted: Jan 12, 2014 6:50 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2014 6:50 PM
DALLAS (AP) John Tavares scored with 1:24 to go and Brock Nelson added an empty-netter, leading the streaking New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Kyle Okposo had two goals in New York's fourth consecutive victory. The Islanders (18-22-7) also have won seven straight road games.
The Islanders rallied past the Stars after trailing 2-0 after one period for the second time in a week. Dallas (20-18-7) has lost six in a row for the first time since March 2011.
Okposo scored in the second, and then tied it at 15:44 of the third with a drive from the top of the right faceoff circle.
Ray Whitney and Sergei Gonchar scored first-period goals for the Stars against goalie Kevin Poulin, who finished with 29 saves.