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Frans Nielsen

Halak gets 2nd shutout in 3 games, Islanders beat Flames 4-0

After missing the first four games, Jaroslav Halak has picked up where he left off last season for the New York Islanders.

Halak stopped 29 shots for his second shutout in his last three starts, Frans Nielsen scored twice and the Islanders beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 Monday night.

"Guys are doing so many good things in front of me," said the mild-mannered Halak, who had a team-record 38 wins last season. "Everyone is doing a good job. And every point is huge for us."

The win gave the Islanders a 6-2-1 mark after nine games and has them behind only the Rangers and undefeated Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference.

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