Clutterbuck scores 2 as Islanders beat Maple Leafs 7-2

The New York Islanders defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 on Tuesday night

The Islanders won their third straight game and improved to 7-2-1 in their previous 10 games

Florida now trails New York by three points for the top wild card in the Eastern Conference. Panthers suffered a 6-3 defeat at Philadelphia.

Parise stated, "We enjoy the way we are playing. You shouldn't spend too much time focusing on the scoreboard, but we need to take care of what has to be taken care of.

Toronto, who had won two straight, got goals from Sam Lafferty and Mitchell Marner. Ilya Samsonov recorded 22 stops.

We were attempting to make too many plays and weren't putting enough pucks right into the nett, according to Marner.

44 seconds later, the Islanders struck back when Clutterbuck blasted a shot over Samsonov's blocker to reestablish a two-goal advantage.

Clutterbuck stated, "We played fairly well, 200 feet, against a pretty good offensive squad.

With 7:22 remaining in the first period, Sorokin made a sensational stick stop to keep the Islanders' deficit at one goal by swatting Maple Leafs.

The game was deadlocked when Parise scored a one-timer off a feed from Mayfield 28 seconds into the second.

With 6:10 remaining in the period, Fasching sent a shot past Samsonov's glove after Toronto's Timothy Liljegren botched a clearing effort in the defensive zone.

By deflecting Ryan Pulock's shot past Samsonov, Clutterbuck helped the Islanders increase their advantage to 3-1.