The New York Islanders did not take advantage of the absence of Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews and lost 4-2.
This defeat resulted in the islanders being disqualified from the following qualifiers.
As for the Leafs, they set new records with 50 wins and 106 points in the standings.
Anthony Bouvier put the Islanders ahead before Mitch Marner saw the tie before the end of the clash.
In the second, the islanders regain the lead through Josh Bailey at the start of the engagement.
Pierre Enggall put the teams back to square one. Then William Nylander scored the goal that made the difference.
Late in the third half, David Kampf ended hopes with a goal with nine seconds left.
The team announced at the beginning of the day that Matthews did not participate in the match against the Islanders due to injury.
Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe did not reveal the nature of the injury, but considered it minor.
“At this time, I would say his condition is being assessed daily,” said pilot Maple Leafs. It really is more protective than anything else. We give him the evening off and we’ll see later. »
Matthews sustained an injury in Queen City’s 5-4 win Saturday night against their Ontario rival, the Ottawa Senators.
The American midfielder has scored 58 goals and 102 points in 70 games this season. He was distinguished by scoring 51 goals in 50 games during the season, becoming the first player since 1996 to achieve this feat.
After the game against Islanders, the Maple Leafs will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
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