Islanders score 3 goals in 3rd, beat Maple Leafs

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 07, 2014
Frans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the New York Islanders past the Toronto Maple leafs 5-3 on Tuesday night. New York (16-22-7) kicked off a six-game road trip with their second win in two nights with backup Kevin Poulin in goal. Poulin relieved injured starter Evgeni Nabokov on Monday and backstopped the Islanders' 7-3 win over Dallas. Poulin made 23 saves against the Maple Leafs. Nielsen's power-play goal, his 16th of the season, broke a 2-2 tie. De Haan scored his first NHL goal, and Clutterbuck closed the scoring with an empty-netter with under 10 seconds remaining. Kyle Okposo and Michael Grabner also scored for the Islanders, and John Tavares, named to Canada's Olympic team earlier Tuesday, added three assists after registering five points against Dallas. Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Mason Raymond had goals for Toronto.
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