Due to the NHL lockout last season, the Hawks and Islanders did not meet in 2013 and Friday’s game was the first between the teams since Dec. 8, 2011.
Nordstrom’s goal came off a feed from Swedish country men Niklas Hjalmarsson (0G, 4A) to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead over the Islanders with 10:28 left in the first.
Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith (0G, 3A) sent a long drive, bounced away, and the Hawks captain scored to push it to a 2-0 lead.
The two Islanders’ goals came in the final minute of the second. Bailey scored on a delayed Toews’ penalty and Okposo sent a backhand shot pass Khabibulin with five seconds left to tie it 2-2.
The Hawks return to the ice Saturday night to host the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 p.m. CT (NHLN-US, WGN/WGN 720).