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New York Skates Past Toronto 5-3 - Recap

John Tavares scored a pair of goals against the Maple Leafs as New York handed Toronto a 5-3 defeat on Thursday at Air Canada Centre.

The Islanders were a +109 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

New York got goals from John Tavares (2), Brad Boyes, Frans Nielsen, and Matt Moulson in the victory. Boyes opened the scoring at 9:07 of the first period.

Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 18-save effort for the Islanders.

Toronto got goals from Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf, and Cody Franson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

James Reimer stopped 33 of 38 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New York scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while Toronto went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

New York outshot Toronto 38-21 in the game.

New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Maple Leafs will aim to get back on the winning track at Ottawa.