Bai­ley’s over­time goal lifts Is­lan­ders

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Left winger Josh Bai­ley scored 54 se­conds into over­time to give the Is­lan­ders a 3-2 vic­tory over the Ducks in their home opener Sun­day night.

Cen­ters Brock Nel­son and John Tavares scored for the Is­lan­ders, and goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots to help New York get its first win of the sea­son af­ter open­ing with two road losses.

De­fense­man CamFowler and cen­ter Ryan Get­zlaf scored in the third pe­riod for the Ducks, while John Gib­son fin­ished with 27 saves. Ana­heim fell to 0-3 on its sea­son-open­ing five-game trip. The Ducks trailed 2-0 in the third be­fore ral­ly­ing to tie it. Fowler halved the deficit at 8:31 when his wrist shot de­flected off Is­lan­ders de­fense­man Thomas Hickey’s skate and over Halak’s shoul­der.

Then, with the Ducks us­ing six skaters with the goalie pulled, Get­zlaf tied it with 1 minute re­main­ing when his one-timer went in­side the right post on Halak’s blocker side.

Bru­ins C Pa­trice Berg­eron re­sumed skat­ing and has not been ruled out for the team’s game against the Jets on Mon­day, coach Claude Julien said. Berg­eron missed the first two games be­cause of a lower-body in­jury. Julien also said goalie Tuukka Rask, who missed Satur­day’s game against the Maple Leafs with sore­ness, is ex­pected to start. … The Rangers agreed to terms with free agent RW Justin Fontaine on a two-way con­tract and as­signed him to the Hart­ford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

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