A return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and a visit from the road-weary Nashville Predators were just what the New York Islanders needed to end a four-game losing streak.
Kevin Poulin stopped 32 shots to lead the Islanders to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night in their first home game after going 0-4-0 on a week-long road trip.
"We played well, especially for the first two periods," said center Frans Nielsen, who set up first-period goals by John Tavares and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. "We got back to playing our game. We got the puck in deep and spent a lot of time in their end. I like the way we rebounded after the road trip."