Stat Trick: Toronto 3, N.Y. Islanders 2-Blake’s Goal Spoils Tavares’ Night

December 9th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Jason Blake scored following a Mark Streit giveaway with just 4:05 to play to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders at the Air Canada Centre.  The Blake goal spoiled a two-goal third period by John Tavares, who has now scored the Isles' last five goals. Onto the trick: 1. Toronto grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Francois Beauchamin and Ian White.  2. Tavares' two third-period goals were both scored on the power play, giving him back-to-back two-goal games for the first time in his career.  Tavares, who also scored the game winner in the Isles' win in Atlanta last week, has now tallied five straight Islander goals, tying the club record, set by Bryan Trottier (five consecutive goals in a February 13, 1982 Islanders rout of the Flyers) and equaled by Mariusz Czerkawski (over a three-game span in March/April 1998). 3. Blake's winning goal was only his second game winner in twelve career games against the Islanders.  Blake, who had six shots on goal against his former team, scored 127 goals in 426 games as an Islander. 4. For the second straight night, Kyle Okposo assisted on both Islander goals, which were scored on a power-p ...

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