Blue Jackets rally for SO win over Islanders

Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to

Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. (10/5/13)

UNIONDALE - (AP) - Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue Jackets managed only 12 shots in the first two periods.

New York built its lead in the second period on a power-play goal by defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky and an even-strength tally by Matt Moulson. Visnovsky added an assist and captain John Tavares had two for the Islanders.

New York, which won its season opener on Friday with a shootout win at New Jersey, got one goal in four rounds against Sergei Bobrovsky - by Moulson, who was the only scorer one night earlier.

Letestu also scored in the shootout, setting the stage for Atkinson's winner.

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