UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue Jackets managed only 12 shots in the first two periods.
New York built its lead in the second period on a power-play goal by defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky and an even-strength tally by Matt Moulson. Visnovsky added an assist and captain John Tavares had two for the Islanders.
New York, which won its season opener on Friday with a shootout win at New Jersey, got one goal in four rounds against Sergei Bobrovsky — by Moulson, who was the only scorer one night earlier.
Letestu also scored in the shootout, setting the stage for Atkinson's winner.