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Grabovski overtime goal gives Islanders 3-2 victory over Blues

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ST. LOUIS - Mikhail Grabovski scored his first goal of the season 4 minutes into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the S.t Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night.

John Tavares scored his fifth of the season and extended his point-scoring streak to six games for the Islanders. Frans Nielsen had two assists, including on Grabovski's winning goal.

Rookie defenceman Colton Parayko had a goal and assist in the third for the injury-depleted Blues, who outshot the Islanders 40-22. St. Louis will be without forwards Jaden Schwartz (broken ankle) and Paul Stastny (broken foot) for an extended period.

Kyle Okposo had a power-play goal in the first period for the Islanders, who have won five of six and bounced back smartly a night after losing at home to Boston. Tavares has four goals and six assists during his streak and has 23 points his last 13 regular season games.

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