The Toronto Maple Leafs were beaten by the New York Islanders Thursday night 3-2. Unfortunately, within the game’s first five minutes the Islanders were already dominating with two goals. Richard Panik and Trevor Smith scored a goal each, tying up the game in the second period, but Anders Lee scored the winning goal in the third period, solidifying it for the Islanders.
Lee also scored earlier in the game, and Casey Cizikas also got a puck in the net for the Islanders. This was a welcome change for the Islanders who suffered three losses in a row before turning it around to this new winning streak. This sets them at 22-4-1 in one-goal games.
Jonathan Bernier blocked 38 shots while goaltending, regardless of losing the Leafs’ eighth game in a row. Rumours of possible Leaf’s players being traded in the near future have gone unanswered until yesterday, with Phil Kessel saying that he is not worried about being traded, he goes where he is wanted and if it’s not Toronto, it’s not Toronto.