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NHL: New York Islanders 5, Toronto 4 (OT)

Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:13 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Lubomir Visnovsky's goal 1:55 into overtime Thursday boosted the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over Toronto in a game that featured a wild third period.

The teams combined for five goals in 8 1/2-minute stretch of the final period, including a tying score by New York's Anders Lee with 2:40 left in regulation.

In the extra frame, Visnovsky intercepted a Maple Leafs clearing attempt and fired it home for the game-winner.

Michael Grabner scored a pair of short-handed goals as the Islanders broke a two-game slide in their first appearance following the Olympic break.

Evgeni Nabokov earned the win with 18 saves.

Paul Ranger, Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul each scored for the Maple Leafs.

Jonathan Bernier was tagged for five goals on 35 shots.

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