MONTREAL (AP) - Josh Bailey scored the shootout winner to lead the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Mark Streit and Frans Nielsen scored in regulation for the Islanders, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Al Montoya stopped 28 shots.
Aaron Palushaj scored his first NHL goal and Louis Leblanc added another one for Montreal. Peter Budaj made 36 saves.
It was a tense shootout that needed six rounds to decide the winner. Nielsen and Montreal's David Desharnais in the first round, then the Canadiens' Rene Bourque and the Islanders' Matt Moulson put the puck in the net in the fourth round.
Bailey put the game away when he cut in front of the crease, waited out Budaj and then fired the puck past him.