Stat Trick: New York Islanders 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

March 14th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Blake Comeau recorded the first three assist game of his career and set a career high with 27 points as the Isles concluded a three-game homestand with five out of a possible six points, with a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs. On to the trick: 1. Nikolai Kulemin scored just 57 seconds into play, extending his point-scoring streak to five games and giving Toronto the lead. However, Tim Jackman tied the game just 1:54 later, and Richard Park gave the Isles a lead with a shorthanded tally. It's the second time this season that the Isles have scored shorthanded in consecutive games (the other time was Oct. 22-24) but the first time that they had done so in both ends of a back-to-back since Nov. 3-4, 2008. 2. Frans Nielsen expanded the lead to 3-1 with a goal off a gorgeous passing play late in the second period. It was Nielsen's 10th goal of the season, giving the Isles eight players with at least ten goals. 3. Matt Moulson added the final goal when he scored on the power play with 2:22 to play.  It was his 25th goal of the season; he's the first Isle to reach 25 goals since 2006-07. A few more... 4. Martin Biron made 26 saves to improve his record to 3-0-1 in ...

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