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Kathy Kmonicek, Associated Press
New York Islanders' Michael Grabner (40) shoots the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Ty Conklin (29) to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Uniondale, N.Y.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares had a goal and assist in the second period, shortly after being struck in the head with a puck, and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Matt Moulson had two goals, and Kyle Okposo and Michael Grabner also scored for the Islanders.

Justin Abdelkader spoiled Nabokov's shutout bid 2:36 into the third when he pulled the Red Wings to 4-1. Ty Conklin stopped 25 shots for Detroit, which was without leading-scorer Pavel Datsyuk, who sat out due to an undisclosed lower body injury.