Joakim Nordstrom and Jonathan Toews each lit the lamp in the first period as the Blackhawks held off the Islanders 3-2 in Chicago. Michal Handzus netted the game-winner nearly seven minutes into the second period for Chicago, which improved to 2-1-and-1. Nikolai Khabibulin allowed both goals on 19 attempts for the win. Kevin Poulin stopped 25 shots in defeat. Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo both scored with under a minute to play in the first frame for New York, which slipped to 2-1-and-1.