Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/24/13
TORONTO -- New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano gave the Toronto Maple Leafs credit for their fast start in racing to a 3-1 lead after the first period on Thursday night. "I just thought they executed much better. I thought they got in on the forecheck much harder and I think they executed their breakouts much better than we did in the first and they activated real well," Capuano said. "You can say our first period wasn't great, but I give a lot of credit to them and the way they played." But after that, the Islanders took charge and used a four-goal outburst in the third period to defeat the Maple Leafs 7-4 before a crowd of 19,125 at Air Canada Centre. Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson scored two goals each for the Islanders. Keith Aucoin, Mark Streit and Brad Boyes scored the others. Carl Gunnarsson, Mikhail Grabovski, Nazem Kadri and Matt Frattin scored for the Maple Leafs. "You can say we didn't have the first period that we wanted, but you have to have to give credit...
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