Islanders down Leafs 3-2 in OT; Marner extends point streak to 13 games
The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime NHL action, in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, November 21, 2022 10:47PM EST
Anthony Beauvillier scored his first goal in 11 games at 1:56 of overtime as the New York Islanders came back from a goal down late in the third period to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday.
Noah Dobson and Josh Bailey had the goals in regulation for New York (12-8-0), which got 30 stops from Ilya Sorokin.
John Tavares and Auston Matthews replied for Toronto (10-5-5). Erik Kallgren made 21 saves for the Leafs, who lost their fifth game of the season in OT. Mitch Marner had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games.
Beauvillier wired his fourth goal of the season upstairs off the rush after taking a drop pass from Brock Nelson in the extra period.
Marner, who has three goals and 15 assists during his red-hot run, also registered points in 13 straight contests last season from March 15 to April 9.
The winger is the fifth NHL player in the last 30 years with multiple point streaks of at least 13 games in a calendar year, joining Patrick Kane (2019), Leon Draisaitl (2019), Dave Andreychuk (1992) and Pierre Turgeon (1992).
Down 1-0 after the opening 20 minutes, the Leafs got even at 4:49 of the second on a power play when Tavares, who bolted from the Islanders in free agency in July 2018 after nine seasons on Long Island, fired his 11th goal of the campaign past Sorokin off a slick setup from Marner and William Nylander.
The Islanders netminder then robbed Calle Jarnkrok on a Toronto flurry before Matthews scored his ninth on a nice deflection upstairs off a Timothy Liljegren effort at 14:06.
Toronto defenceman Morgan Rielly and New York forward Kyle Palmieri were involved in an accidental collision early in the third and didn't return.
After Jarnkrok missed a great chance from the slot, Bailey buried his fourth to tie it at 2-2 with 2:58 left in regulation following a mixup in the defensive zone between Kallgren and Leafs blue-liner Jordie Benn.
Toronto registered the game's first seven shots and hit the crossbar in a dominant start. However, New York pushed back with the next five efforts on target before Dobson's one-timer hit Leafs centre David Kampf in front and caromed past Kallgren for the defenceman's sixth.
ROBERTSON WATCHES AGAIN
Toronto winger Nick Robertson was in the press box as a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game.
The 21-year-old scored twice in his season debut on Oct. 20 against Dallas — including the winner in overtime — after being sent to the AHL out of training camp because of salary cap concerns. He has just three assists in nine games since.
Robertson, who doesn't have to clear waivers to be shipped to the minors, is averaging 11 minutes 19 seconds of ice time when he's been in the Leafs' lineup this season.
"I'm not going to answer this question every single day," head coach Sheldon Keefe said of the 2019 second-round pick's status Monday morning. "There's a lot of benefits to being in the NHL for a young player."
GREY CUP NOD
Toronto Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba was honoured during the second period at Scotiabank Arena after being named both the MVP and most valuable Canadian of Sunday's Grey Cup game in Regina.
Toronto beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-23 in a thriller for the franchise's 18th title.
CLUTTERBUCK A HIT
Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck entered play with career 3,632 hits — just six back of former Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown for the NHL's all-time record since the league started keeping track in 2005-06.
"Means that I played long enough to have a chance to do it more than anyone else," the 35-year-old Clutterbuck, who suited up for his 951st regular-season game, said following New York’s morning skate.
"It's part of my job."
Leafs: Open a four-game road trip Wednesday in New Jersey.
Islanders: Host Edmonton on Wednesday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2022.