The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Islanders by a score of 5-2 on Monday night, extending New York’s losing streak to five games in the process. Below are the highlights from the game…
The Islanders opened the scoring in the dying seconds of the first period. Sebastian Aho’s shot from the point was deflected past a screened Ilya Samsonov and off the post and Anders Lee was there to bury the rebound…
The Leafs knotted the game at 1-1 early in the second period. Former Islander John Tavares dragged the puck into New York’s zone and fed William Nylander with a no-look pass that he sniped past Ilya Sorokin…
The Islanders regained their lead just over one minute later when Anders Lee blasted a one-timer through Samsonov…
After that, it was all Leafs. While on the power play, Samsonov fired an excellent breakout pass up the ice that Nylander feathered to Tavares. The former Islander captain went in on a partial break and buried a backhander past Sorokin…
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A couple of minutes later, the Leafs grabbed their first lead of the night. Nylander took a breakout pass from Justin Holl just inside Toronto’s blueline and flipped the puck to Calle Jarnkrok, who broke in past New York’s defenders and wired a shot past Sorokin…
Nylander capped off his huge performance later in the second frame with a goal that made the score 4-2. He picked off an Islanders breakout pass in New York’s zone, carried the puck up to the high slot, and fired a shot through a screened Sorokin…
In the third period, Auston Matthews gave the Leafs some insurance. His 25th goal of the season gave Toronto a 5-2 lead and they’d close the door the rest of the way, cruising to an easy win…
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