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Islanders Come Back in 3rd, Defeat Leafs 3-2 on Beauvillier OT Dagger

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The New York Islanders came back in the third period yet again, as they defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime. The Islanders are now 12-8-0 and remain undefeated in overtimes, with a 3-0-0 record, thanks to Anthony Beauvillier.

The Islanders are now 11-8-0 on the season.

LINES:

Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Josh Bailey-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson

Ilya Sorokin
Semyon Varlamov

SCORING

Noah Dobson gave the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead at 17:55 of the first period as he his point shot deflected off Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Kampf for his sixth goal of the season. Sebastian Aho and Mathew Barzal with the assists.

John Tavares tied the contest at one on the power play as he finished off a tic-tac-toe pass for his 11th of the season at 4:49 of the second period. . William Nylander and Mitchell Marner were credited with the assists.

Auston Matthews gave the Islanders 2-1 with 14:06 to go in the second period as he deflected a Timothy Liljegren point shot for ninth goal of the season. Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin were credited with the assists.

Josh Bailey tied the contest at two with under three minutes to play in the third as he took advantage of a Kallgren turnover for his fourth of the season.

Anthony Beauvillier sniped Kallgren glove side as the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime. Brock Nelson and Noah Dobson were credited with the assists at 1:56 of the overtime frame.

BARZAL WITH 20 ASSISTS IN 20 GAMES

New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal has been a playmaker his entire career, and this season he was racking up the assists on the regular. After a two-goal performance against the Dallas Stars and no assists, Barzal was back in the assist column on Monday night, as he recorded the secondary assist on Noah Dobson’s opening tally.

That gave Barzal his 20th assist of the season in 20 games.

Cal Clutterbuck Makes History

New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck entered the contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs six hits shy of Dustin Brown for the most hist in NHL history (3,632).

But after the sixty-minute air, Clutterbuck recorded seven hits to surpass Brown for the most hits all time.

The hit came against Mark Giordano in the Maple Leafs’ zone at 13:35 of the third.

Tavares Scores in His 300th Game as a Leaf

It’s been over four years since John Tavares wore the blue and orange, 300 games to be exact.

He rewarded himself with that milestone by scoring the first goal of the game for the Toronto Maple Leafs, tying the contest at one in the second period.

In 300 games with Toronto, he has scored 130 goals with 167 assists.

Next up: The New York Islanders host the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night at 7 PM ET.

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