For the first time in six games, the Islanders fell in regulation in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota on Friday. They allowed the Owen Nolan game-winner with 67 seconds remaining. Jon Sim had a goal and an asssist. Despite trailing by one goal after the first period, the Islanders rallied to take a 2-1 lead entering the final session. But the Wild tied the game 6:58 into that one and then won it late. Martin Biron had 26 saves in the loss.