NEW YORK — Ryan Miller made 47 saves and Radim Vrbata scored in the shootout, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Sunday.
Ben Hutton scored for the Canucks in regulation.
The puck sails into the back of the net after Vancouver Canucks right wing Radim Vrbata (17) of the Czech Republic shot the winning goal past New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) of the Czech Republic in a shootout in the Canucks 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in an NHL hockey game in New York, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Despite receiving an 25-save effort from Jaroslav Halak, the Islanders' fell to 24-15-6 as their two-game winning streak came to an end.
Ryan Strome scored for New York.
New York entered the day third in the Metropolitan Division despite having the same amount of points (53) and the same record (24-15-5) as the second place New York Rangers. The Rangers are in second place because they have one more regulation and overtime win (22-21).
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