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Tavares, Bouchard, Okposo score goals, Poulin stops 32 shots as Islanders beat Predators 3-1

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - John Tavares, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Okposo scored and Kevin Poulin made 32 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

The 23-year-old Poulin was sharp throughout as the Islanders (7-9-3) played a strong game following a dismal road trip during which they lost four games without recording a point.

Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist ruined Poulin's shutout bid with his fifth goal of the season with 5:30 remaining.

Nashville (8-8-2) was playing the sixth game of a seven-stop road trip. The Predators lost 5-0 at both Winnipeg and New Jersey before visiting the Islanders. the contest on Long Island. They conclude their journey at Pittsburgh on Friday.

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