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Toews, Greiss lead surging Islanders to 2-1 win over Wild

NEW YORK – (AP) — Thomas Greiss built some big saves, rookie Devon Toews obtained a electricity-participate in goal ideal just after Minnesota tied the score, and Anders Lee dived to block a shot with his head late in the game. The New York Islanders employed a robust crew effort to get another acquire.

Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the next period of time, Greiss stopped 26 photographs and the Islanders beat the Wild 2-1 on Sunday.

“That’s a indicator of our crew, how we fight, how tricky we operate,” Greiss said. “All people is just executing their job and executing everything they can.”

Anthony Beauvillier also scored for Metropolitan Division-primary New York, which won for the fourth time in 5 video games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2) to raise its direct to 5 factors more than next-location Washington. The Islanders, who beat Colorado 4-3 in additional time Saturday, improved to 15-2-1 in back again-to-back again video games, which includes 9– on the back again finish.

“You have to have a successful determination,” New York coach Barry Trotz said. “The full team has been all-in all year, and we have been equipped to place a number of wins collectively.”

Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild, who missing for the fifth time in six video games (1-3-2). Devan Dubnyk, starting up for the next straight game just after dealing with just 18 photographs in a 4-2 acquire at New Jersey on Saturday, had 32 saves.

Minnesota pressed for the tying goal in the 3rd, outshooting New York 12-9 in the period of time just after totaling just 15 photographs more than the 1st 40 minutes. Greiss had 4 saves in close on one particular Wild electricity participate in in the center of the period of time, halting a tip by Eric Staal, a shot by Jason Zucker and two extra tries by Staal.

With just more than a moment remaining, Lee employed his helmet to block a shot by Ryan Suter as the Wild ended up scrambling to aid protect the acquire.

“Substantial determination at the finish,” Trotz said. “Men are blocking photographs with their legs, their ankles, their head. You title it, they are acquiring in the way.”

Greiss improved to 4–1 in his previous 5 video games, supplying up just a few targets on 157 photographs in the extend. His lone decline was 1- in a shootout against Tampa Bay at the Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 1.

“Just operating on my game all year extended,” Greiss said. “Men in front of me are enjoying properly, every person is executing their job and it exhibits out there.”

The Islanders finished 1 for 6 on the electricity participate in, and the Wild ended up 1 for 3.

“We hardly ever want to finish up killing that several penalties,” Dubnyk said. “It truly is challenging to keep them out and that’s a whole lot of time you are not equipped to be at the other finish striving to score.”

Granlund tied the score 1-1 with a electricity-participate in goal 38 seconds into the next period of time. A rebound of Staal’s shot came out to Zucker on the ideal aspect and as Greiss came out to lower off his angle, Zucker sent the puck throughout to the remaining in which Granlund place it into the open internet for his 13th.

Nonetheless, Anthony Bitetto was whistled for keeping a moment later to place the Islanders on the electricity participate in, and Toews regained their direct at 2:01 with a one particular-timer from the remaining slot off a pass from Ryan Pulock.

“We get the momentum and all of a sudden it’s turned ideal all around,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “When you take six (penalties) that puts a whole lot of pressure on selected men and women that are enjoying. It helps make it difficult.”

Beauvillier gave New York a 1- direct with just under six minutes remaining in the opening period of time with his 13th of the year and 1st in 12 video games.

Valtteri Filppula, who set up Beauvillier’s score, had a chance to double the direct on a 3-on-2 crack with a tiny extra than a moment remaining in the 1st, but his endeavor in front strike Dubnyk and then was covered up the goalie, who fell back again on the ice and appeared unaware it was under him.

NOTES: Minnesota has allowed six electricity-participate in targets in the previous 5 video games, going 12 for 18 on the penalty kill in that extend. … The Wild missing for just the next time in nine video games starting up right before 3 p.m. this year. … The teams conclude the year collection March 17 at Minnesota. The Wild swept equally conferences previous year. … The Islanders ended up without having F Cal Clutterbuck for the next straight game just after he sustained a decrease-human body harm Thursday night at New Jersey. … Beauvillier now has two targets and 4 factors in 5 video games against Minnesota. … Pulock, who scored two times which includes the OT winner against Colorado on Saturday, now has 5 helps and 7 factors in his previous 5 video games.

UP Up coming

Wild: Host Philadelphia on Tuesday night to open a 4-game homestand.

Islanders: At Buffalo on Tuesday night to open a extend of 5 of six on the highway.


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