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Nazem Kadri notched his first career hat trick and Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:11 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Phaneuf's fourth goal of the season lifted Toronto to its third straight win and fourth in five games at New York. The Maple Leafs have six wins in their last nine games against the Islanders. James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 9-4 on the road.
New York rallied on third-period goals by Andrew MacDonald and Kyle Okposo after Kadri finished his hat trick to put Toronto up 4-2 at the 14:12 mark of the second. The Islanders also got goals from Josh Bailey in the first period and Lubomir Visnovsky in the second.
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With less than 30 games left on the schedule for the Toronto Maple Leafs, every win now is a must win.
After winning 4-2 to Philadelphia earlier this week, Toronto came out flat against the Montreal Canadiens and lost 5-2. In fact, head coach, Randy Carlyle said it best in the post game press conference. ”We were flat, flat, flat, and flat,” he said.
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The Maple Leafs 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders Thursday night was clearly the Nazem Kadri show, as the young center put on a dazzling display, scoring his first NHL hat trick and vaulting into the top 20 in league scorers with 21 points, right next to names like Getzlaf, Malkin and Giroux.
The 22 year old Kadri showed remarkable poise and skill on all three...
The Toronto Maple Leafs must want fans to stop coming to their games because their choice to play the Harlem Shake as their goal song could be the worst decision ever.
Former New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro recently opened up about the personal struggles he experienced leading up to and after being waived by the team.
UPDATE: DiPietro now claims he was 'totally kidding'.
When the New York Islanders signed goalie Rick DiPietro to a 15-year contract back in 2006, it appeared that he would be tending the net for the team for well over a decade. Here we are more than six years later, and DiPietro has been assigned to the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport after clearing waivers last week.
The Islanders have not had a winning season or made the...
Let's face it - when the New York Islanders waived Rick DiPietro and buried his contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, no one was surprised. Jokes were cracked about both the length and amount of his contract and his propensity to get injured, like both were some personal flaw. Sure, Garth Snow and Charles Wang were idiotic for offering any player, let alone a goaltender...
Rick DiPietro is backing down from his previous comments about killing himself, but we likely haven’t heard the last of the New York Islanders goalie on this topic.
While the 31-year-old DiPietro told News 12 Long Island’s Kevin Maher that he experienced suicidal thoughts over the past three years stemming from injuries, losing and fan hatred, he clarified to ESPN’s Katie...
Former New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro has had a rough NHL career -- from injuries to disappointing seasons to not living up to his huge contract -- he's seen and experienced it all.
The Islanders put him out on waivers last week, and DiPietro has told News 12 Long Island's Kevin Maher that the team waiving him felt like "they ripped my heart out, stabbed it...
It has been a rough couple of years for now former New York Islanders goalie Rick Dipietro. He hit is professional bottom last week when the Isles waived him after being a member of the organization for the last 13 years. The former #1 overall draft pick in 2000 became a blackhole for the team due to his lack of play over the past several seasons. His contract became am an albatross...
UNIONDALE, NY (February 28, 2013) — Below is a statement from New York Islanders General Manager, Garth Snow about comments made by goalie Rick DiPietro earlier today.
“We are aware of Rick’s comments today and the severity of them. We will handle them internally as we do with all player matters. This is an opportunity for Rick to play lots of games in Bridgeport.”
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings)
The time for playing around is over as for most of the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects this weekend the playoffs are starting. Whether it is jockeying for position or trying to rise as high as possible to gain a favorable seed; "tomorrow" has arrived for them.
The prospects were in a giving mood; scoring a total...
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The Thursday evening report was not as exciting as Wednesday's was for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. In many ways it was a bit on the boring side as there wasn't a whole lot to cheer about.
It seems that in the QMJHL that nobody wants to win the Telus East Division as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Rimouski Oceanic...