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Associated Press, Published April 02 2013

Frans, Poulin help Islanders surge to win over Jets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Frans Nielsen scored the go-ahead goal and Kevin Poulin made 23 saves for his first win of the season and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday.

Winnipeg 1 1 0 – 2

N.Y. Islanders 1 2 2 – 5

First period: 1, N.Y. Islanders, Lee 1 (Martin, Cizikas), 16:13. 2, Winnipeg, Postma 2 (Tangradi, Wellwood), 18:06.

Second period: 3, Winnipeg, Postma 3 (Thorburn, Tangradi), 6:02. 4, N.Y. Islanders, McDonald 7 (Grabner, Streit), 9:56. 5, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 4 (Bailey, Streit), 19:32 (pp).

Third period: 6, N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 12 (Tavares, Boyes), 18:00. 7, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 23 (Boyes, Moulson), 19:24 (en).

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 9-8-8 – 25. N.Y. Islanders 12-18-9 – 39.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. N.Y. Islanders, Poulin. A – 11,819 (16,234). – 2:18.