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Exelby scores in overtime as Thrashers earn 4-3 exhibition win over Isles

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NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) - Garnet Exelby scored the overtime winner as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the New York Islanders 4-3 in NHL pre-season action Monday.

Joey Crabb scored twice while Brett Sterling added a goal for Atlanta, which blew a 3-1 lead before winning in overtime.

Matthew Spiller had two goals while Freddy Meyer also scored for the Islanders.

Johan Hedberg made 29 saves for the Thrashers, whileNew York's Joey MacDonald stopped 27 shots at the other end.

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