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Karlsson fed Michalek in the slot and he then put a backhand past Nabokov at 12:21 to tie the game. Just over four minutes later, Spezza ripped a slapshot over Nabakov's shoulder and in from the top of the faceoff circle after Karlsson faked a shot then fed Spezza cross ice.
The Islanders had taken a 1-0 lead just 49 seconds into the game as Tavares beat Lehner finishing up a two-on-one.
NOTES: Before Sunday's game, the Senators made a trade acquiring goaltender Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for their second-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Bishop had spent the entire season with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey league and has a 24-24-0 record. ... Heading into Sunday the Islanders led the NHL with 1.038 blocked shots per game. ... Brian Rolston, Steve Staios and Josh Bailey were scratches for the Islanders. Zenon Konopka and Matt Carkner sat for the Senators.
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