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Associated Press
10/12/2006 1:19:26 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike York, Trent Hunter and Chris Simon scored in a 1:46 span of the second period, then York got the deciding goal in the sixth round of a shootout to give the New York Islanders the first victory of the season, 5-4 over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Alexei Yashin scored the tying goal with 3:43 left in regulation for the Islanders, who had opened the season with three straight losses for the first time in the franchise's 35-year history. They won despite getting outshot 50-24.

Samuel Pahlsson scored his first two goals of the season, Corey Perry also scored and Chris Pronger had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who had their first 3-0 start since the NHL expanded to Anaheim for the 1993-94 season.

Ten-year veteran Mike Dunham made his first start in goal for the Islanders, making 46 saves. Rick DiPietro, who signed a 15-year,US$67.5 million contract last month, took the loss in New York's first three games.

The 34-year-old Dunham won the backup job in training camp as a non-roster invitee after spending last season with Atlanta.

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