NY Islanders 5, Toronto 2

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 30-32-7-4 15-16-4-2 15-16-3-2 W2
Toronto 32-34-4-4 16-14-3-3 16-20-1-1 L2


ISLANDERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2: Matt Moulson scored twice to lead visiting New York to back-to-back road wins.

The Islanders avoided getting swept in the season series with the Maple Leafs, going 1-2-1 versus Toronto.

Moulson cashed in on a delay of game penalty to put New York ahead 3-2 with just over six minutes remaining in the third period.

PA Parenteau added an insurance goal two minutes later with a great individual effort, streaking to the net while holding off the defender to slip the puck past James Reimer on the backhand.

Toronto managed just 13 shots on goal for the second straight night. The Maple Leafs mustered just 13 shots in an 8-0 loss to Boston Monday.

The Maple Leafs got on the board first with Phil Kessel’s 36th goal of the season as he rifled a cross-ice pass from Tyler Bozak off the net cam. The goal helped Kessel tie his career high from the 2008-09 season.

New York answered five minutes later, when John Tavares set up a streaking Josh Bailey for a one-timer.

Matthew Lombardi put the Maple Leafs ahead 2-1, picking up the puck behind the net and stuffing it past Evgeni Nabokov on the backhand just over four minutes into the second period.

Michael Grabner made a slick one-touch pass off the backhand to David Ullstrom, who blasted the puck past a helpless Reimer to tie the score at 2-2 at 13:08 of the second frame.

Moulson scored his second goal of the game into an empty net with 18:25 left in the third period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bozak recorded his 100th NHL career point. … Tavares joins Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and Denis Potvin, who all recorded 71 or more points at age 21 or younger.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Toronto
P.A. Parenteau 3 Points Phil Kessel 1
Matt Moulson 2 Goals Phil Kessel 1
John Tavares 3 Assists Colby Armstrong 1
Matt Moulson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .857 Save Percentage James Reimer .879
Evgeni Nabokov 12 Saves James Reimer 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 34 5 1-4 1-1 2 23
Toronto 14 2 0-1 3-4 8 29

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Islanders have a W/L % of .414 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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