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TORONTO 4, ISLANDERS 2

Monday, 11.20.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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TORONTO 4, ISLANDERS 2
Islanders fight back, but can't overcome early deficit and lose to Leafs

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The first ten minutes of the game didn't go well for the Islanders (9-7-3), who surrendered three goals in the first 9:23. They clawed back to get within one, but it wasn't enough as the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to win by the score of 4-2, Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.

Wade Belak fed an open Johnny Pohl at 2:53 of the first period for an easy one-timer to open the scoring.

The Islanders responded 2:10 later to even the score at one. Viktor Kozlov picked up a loose puck behind the net and fed Chris Simon, who blistered a shot past Andrew Raycroft for his second goal of the season.

Just 51 seconds after Simon's goal, Kyle Wellwood put the Leafs up 2-1 after an Islanders turnover. Nik Antropov skated in and fed Wellwood with Rick DiPietro down. Wellwood had an open net for his third goal of the year.

Darcy Tucker made it 3-1 on the power play with his 13th of the season. Tomas Kaberle fed a perfect pass to Tucker, who one-timed it home with 9:23 gone by in the first period.

The Islanders cut the lead to 3-2 with some tic-tac-toe passing on the power play with 3:59 left in the second. Mike Sillinger passed it to Alexei Yashin, and without hesitation, tapped it down-low to Jason Blake who slammed it home for his 11th goal of the season.

The Islanders pressured late, but couldn't come up with the equalizer, and Alexei Ponikarovsky put the game out of reach with a power play goal late in the third period to make it 4-2 Leafs.

The Islanders return home to play three games in four nights, taking on Carolina (Wednesday), Pittsburgh (Friday) and Washington (Saturday).

Five Stars of the Game:
1. Kyle Wellwood:
Goal and an assist
2. Darcy Tucker: Scored the game-winner on the power play
3. Chris Simon: Scored the Islanders' first goal
4. Tomas Kaberle: One assist and played nearly half the game 29:56
5. Jason Blake: Still sizzling, scoring his 11th of the season

Stat of the Game: The Islanders won 66% of the draws.

Slapshots: The Islanders scored their first power play goal since their November 15th game at Dallas...Jason Blake has seven goals in his last ten games...The Islanders gave up more than one power play for the first time in five games.

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6 Sean Hill

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 81 Miroslav Satan
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park

TORONTO
Goaltenders

1   Andrew Raycroft
30 Jean-Sebastien Aubin

Defensemen
3   Wade Belak - 24 Bryan McCabe
15 Tomas Kaberle - 73 Pavel Kubina
25 Hal Gill - 7 Ian White

Forwards 
 23 Alexei Ponikarovsky - 80 Nik Antropov - 42 Kyle Wellwood
16 Darcy Tucker - 14 Matthew Stajan - 92 Jeff O'Neill
18 Chad Kilger - 21 Johnny Pohl - 9 Aleksander Suglobov
10 Alexander Steen - 27 Michael Peca - 33 Bates Battaglia

 

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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