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Third Period offensive surge powers Isles to 5-2 victory over Leafs

The New York Islanders (30-32-11) scored three times in the third period of play, to power the squad to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs (32-24-8) in NHL action on Tuesday. With the victory, the Isles have now won their second straight road game, as the team also got win number two in Canada.

Recording a milestone in the victory was Islanders center John Tavares, whose three helpers in the game made him one of three players in the history of the franchise to have recorded over 70 points at the age of 21 or younger.

The New York Islanders defense continues to contribute to the offensive cause, as Mark Streit helped to extend a five-game point streak for the blueline, with a helper in the third period of play. Streit finished the game with two assists, as the Captain continues to try to find ways to help his team win.

Winger Matt Moulson (32) scored twice, while line mates P.A. Parenteau (16) and young guns Josh Bailey (11) and David Ullstrom (3) all found the back of the net in the victory. The young duo of Ullstrom and Casey Cizikas has certainly impressed in their time with the Islanders.

Cizikas who sat down for a one-on-one interview with Examiner writer and 1495 Sports coordinator Stacy Podelski, said that he was hoping for a chance to play against the team that he grew up watching, and not only got that experience but had a helper (4) on the Ullstrom goal in the second period of play.

New York will now have three days before continuing this road trip in Tampa Bay. The Isles will take on the Lightning for a MSG Plus televised game, with the face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Written on March 20, 2012

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