While the Knicks won their third straight game last night, the Nets fell to Dallas by virtue of a single bad quarter.
Following a short-lived win streak last week, the Islanders have gone right back to their losing ways. A Bailey goal early in the first period did give them a brief lead and Visnovsky broke the tie that came shortly thereafter with a goal of his own in the second.
Toronto dominated the rest of the second, however, scoring three unanswered goals in the period’s remainder. MacDonald and Okposo combined to even the score, creating a 4-4 tie that would force overtime. The Maple Leafs would not need much time to end the draw; Dion Phaneuf slipped one by Nabokov 1:11 into OT to end the game. Nabokov blocked 23 of 28 en route to the 5-4 overtime loss.
The Islanders will next play the Ottawa Senators Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock...MORE (Longisland.com)