Dallas musters only three shots and DiPietro stops them all but the Islanders can't squeeze another blunder out of Turco for the equalizer. Dallas hands the Islanders a 4-3 loss to snap a three-game losing skid.
DiPietro did not look as sharp in the second, giving up three goals on 15 shots. Islanders are being outshot 25-13 however, and DiPietro's teammates aren't doing enough to pressure a shaky Turco at the other end.
Loui Eriksson beat DiPietro high short-side to convert a terrific pass from Brad Richards at 4:18 in the second.
24 seconds after the Islanders scored another opportunistic Islanders goal on Frans Nielsen’s back-hander into an empty net at 7:47, Dallas scored tied the game 3-3. The Stars intercepted the puck in their offensive zone on Brendan Witt’s poorly-executed reverse attempt along the endboards and Brenden Morrow found daylight as DiPietro committed left.
DiPietro gave up his third goal of the period as Richards snuck a juicy rebound past his left skate to reclaim the lead 4-3 at 16:47.
Overall I'd say DiPietro looked pretty sharp, stopping 9 of 10 shots and assisting on the Islanders' first goal.
DiPietro made his first save less than a minute into play, when he quickly jabbed with his left pad to stop Tom Wandell’s wristshot and shake some jitters out. DiPietro then made a pair of nice glove saves before giving up his first goal of the season.
Toby Petersen gave the Stars a lead with his deflection off Trevor Daley’s shot from above the right circle at 4:44 for his first point in 18 games.
After surrendering a goal, DiPietro showed his strength playing the puck, assisting on the Islanders’ first goal. DiPietro made a nice outlet pass to Trent Hunter, whose rebound Josh Bailey pounced on to tie the game at 7:16.
Bailey’s forechecking pressure later in the first caused the puck to land in front of Kyle Okposo, who fired from one knee to give the Islanders a go-ahead goal with 40.1 to play in the period.