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Campoli powers Islanders past Flyers

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Chris Campoli scored a power-play goal
through traffic with 8:39 left and the New York Islanders defeated
the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday night.

With New York on a two-man advantage, Campoli's right-point shot
sailed past Islanders forward Trent Hunter -- who was originally
credited with the goal -- Philadelphia defenseman Derian Hatcher,
and goalie Antero Niittymaki to give the Islanders their second
straight win.

Hunter made it 4-2 with an empty-net goal with 2.5 seconds left.

U.S. Olympians Mark Parrish and Jason Blake each registered
their 23rd goals of the season for New York, while American goalie
Rick DiPietro stopped 19 shots for his 21st win.

Petr Nedved and Mike Knuble scored for the Flyers, who are
winless in four games and have only three wins in 12 contests
(3-7-2). Niittymaki finished with 22 saves.

New York excelled on special teams, scoring two power-play goals
and holding Philadelphia to one goal in six advantages.

Philadelphia registered its first shot with 5 minutes left in
the scoreless opening period while on a power play. Two shots and
38 seconds later, they had a 1-0 lead.

DiPietro tried a clearing wraparound, but the puck kicked out of
the corner right to Nedved. He quickly fired the puck into the open
net before DiPietro could recover.

The Islanders tied it at 10:32 of the second period on the back
end of a five-on-three power play. Blake had the puck on a sharp
angle at the right crease and banked the puck off a Flyers player
past Niittymaki.

New York missed a chance to take the lead when Niittymaki made a
stick save on a penalty shot by Robert Nilsson at 12:31.

Earlier in the period, the Flyers missed on two opportunities
off another DiPietro clearing attempt, as Nedved and Peter Forsberg
were robbed at 2:30.

Parrish put the Islanders up with 58.9 seconds left in the
period when he got a piece of the puck on a one-timer from the left
circle. The puck flew over Niittymaki's right shoulder into the
net.

Knuble tied the game at 7:38 of the final period when his right
circle wrist shot got between DiPietro's pads.

Game notes
The Islanders held a pregame ceremony honoring the first
Stanley Cup winning team of 1980. The biggest hands were for Bryan
Trottier, Mike Bossy, Billy Smith and Denis Potvin, who carried the
Cup on the ice. ... In honor of former general manager Bill Torrey,
Islanders coach Brad Shaw and his assistants wore bow ties. ...
There was only one shot recorded in the first 14:06. ... The
Islanders wore their white jerseys at home for only the second time
this season. ... Nilsson's penalty shot was only the second awarded
to the Islanders this season. Miroslav Satan missed on Oct. 10 at
home against Florida.