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Beauvillier Leads Isles to 4-3 OT Win Over Red Wings

Anthony Beauvillier scores game-tying and game-winning goals as Isles improve to 3-0-0 in preseason

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

Anthony Beauvillier scored the game-tying and game-winning goals on Friday, as the New York Islanders upended the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in OT at Little Caesars Arena for their third straight preseason win. 

Down 3-2 with their net empty, Beauvillier cashed in a feed from Oliver Wahlstrom to send the game to overtime. In OT, Beauvillier buried a feed from Brock Nelson, who made a nifty play while falling to his knees for the game-winner at 0:32. The goals were Beauvillier's first two tallies of the preseason. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Beauty. 🤩🤩

Derick Brassard and Devon Toews each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who are undefeated (3-0-0) in preseason play. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: YEEHAW

Andreas Anthanasiou opened the scoring for the Red Wings at 7:53 of the first period, taking a feed from ex-Islanders Valtteri Filppula and beating a sprawled out Semyon Varlamov. That was the lone blemish against Varlamov, who stopped 15-of-16 shots in his 40 minutes of work. 

Devon Toews tied the score 1-1 with a power-play goal at 4:39 of the second period, as he hammered a point shot past Jimmy Howard (22 saves). 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: We 👏 scored 👏 a 👏 PPG 👏

Derick Brassard's second goal of the preseason put the Islanders ahead 2-1 at 5:03. Brassard finished a cross-crease feed from Arnaud Durandeau, but Josh Ho-Sang started the play, stickhandling through a crowd of Red Wings into the slot. 

The lead didn't last, as Anthony Mantha snapped a wrister past Christopher Gibson (nine saves) off the rush to tie the score 2-2 just 1:13 later. Filip Hronek scored at 10:52, burying a loose puck past Gibson. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Second of the preseason for Brass! 🔥

The Islanders tied it late, as Beauvillier roofed Wahlstrom's feed with 1:34 to play to set up the sudden-death frame, where he eventually finished it. 

The Islanders are back in action on Saturday night, as they head to Newark to take on the New Jersey Devils. A game roster will be revealed on Saturday.

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