Isles’ Lawson Puts Out The Fire In Calgary

Young Goalie Steps Up Big For Injured DiPietro In 5-2 Victory

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro, center, swats at the puck as teammate Mark Eaton, left, battles Calgary Flames’ Rene Bourque for control of it during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Canada, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — John Tavares had two goals and an assist and Matt Moulson also scored twice and the New York Islanders stayed hot with a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Michael Grabner scored New York’s fifth goal into an empty net, while Andrew MacDonald and PA Parenteau each had two assists for the Islanders (12-19-6), who are 7-1-1 in their past nine.

New York starting goalie Rick DiPietro made 13 saves for the win before leaving with an apparent lower-body injury with the Islanders up 4-1 in the second period.

Calgary native Nathan Lawson, who was recalled from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League after the Islanders traded Dwayne Roloson to Tampa Bay on Saturday, replaced DiPietro in goal, allowing just a single goal on 29 shots.

David Moss scored both goals for Calgary (18-19-3), which got 21 saves from second-string netminder Henrik Karlsson.

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