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Nelson's OT goal lifts Islanders past Maple Leafs 6-5 (Yahoo Sports)


New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in New York, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 6-5. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime lifted the New York Islanders to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Trailing 5-4 late in the third period, the Islanders pulled goalie Thomas Greiss and tied it on Andrew Ladd’s deflection with 1:29 left. Josh Bailey had a goal and two assists, Ryan Strome a goal and an assist, and Nikolay Kulemin also scored for the Islanders.

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