Gearing Up For The Final Stretch - Leafs and NHL links to get you through the day.
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Evgeni Nabokov prefers his defensemen to "front" opposing shooters or else let him see the puck. do the Islanders play differently in front of Nabokov than they do in front of Al Montoya?
The New York Islanders have steadied their ship since U.S. Thanksgiving, largely thanks to a surge by John Tavares that has them inching up NHL power rankings.
The New York Islanders blew a 2-0 lead to lose 4-3 in OT to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but all the media wanted to ask about was how awful the NHL officiating was.
The New York Islanders blew a 2-0 lead at home, received a late tying goal from P.A. Parenteau, yet lost 4-3 in OT to the Toronto Maple Leafs on a night when the referees left much to be desired.
The New York Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs for a rematch after being outplayed in a 3-0 loss in Toronto on Monday night.
|- 1, NY Islanders Goal - John Tavares (20), from Kyle Okposo and Dylan Reese at 1:54. Penalties - Matt Martin, NY Islanders (Interference), 2:16.|
|- 2, NY Islanders Short-Handed Goal - Josh Bailey (5), from Matt Martin at 9:17. 3, Toronto Goal - Clarke MacArthur (13), from Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin at 18:55. Penalties - Travis Hamonic, NY Islanders (Holding), 8:54; Travis Hamonic, NY Islanders (Roughing), 8:54; Phil Kessel, Toronto (Roughing), 8:54.|
|- 4, Toronto Goal - Jake Gardiner, from Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur at 1:47. 5, Toronto Goal - Mikhail Grabovski (16), from Nikolai Kulemin and Jake Gardiner at 16:29. 6, NY Islanders Goal - P.A. Parenteau (10), unassisted at 19:47.|
|- 7, Toronto Goal - Clarke MacArthur (14), from Mikhail Grabovski at 2:06.|