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Worth the Wait: Isles best Penguins to even series

8:50 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Islanders' first home playoff win in 11 years couldn't have come at a better time.

John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-4, in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Not only did the Islanders tie this series at 2-2, but they posted their first playoff win at Nassau Coliseum since a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 28, 2002. In the process, New York snapped a seven-game home playoff losing streak.

Mark Streit had two goals and an assist for the Islanders, who bounced back from a 5-4 overtime loss in Sunday's Game 3. Casey Cizikas added a goal and two assists, while Kyle Okposo and Brian Strait had one goal apiece.

Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves for the victors.

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