TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored his first goal in 11 games at 1:56 of overtime as the New York Islanders rallied in the third period and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night in a game in which Toronto lost top defenseman Morgan Rielly to injury.
Noah Dobson and Josh Bailey had the goals in regulation for New York, which got 30 stops from Ilya Sorokin.
“You just have to grind it out some nights,” New York forward Josh Baily said. “We just stuck with it and were fortunate to find a way to win and a big goal by (Beauvillier) in OT.”
John Tavares and Auston Matthews scored for Toronto. Erik Kallgren made 21 saves for the Leafs, who lost their fifth game of the season in OT. Mitch Marner had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games.
“We played a good hockey game,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “We deserved better.”
Rielly was injured on an awkward collision with Islanders forward Kyle Palmieri early in the third and didn’t return.
Keefe said Reilly will get imaging done Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. Toronto is already without Jake Muzzin (neck) and T.J. Brodie (oblique).
“It’s tough,” Keefe said of potentially losing Rielly. “We’re already missing guys and Morgan is so important to our team.”
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly, right, is defended by New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)