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Thrashers 4, Islanders 3 @NHL

NORTH BAY, Ontario (AP) -Garnet Exelby scored the winning goal in overtime to lift the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-3 preseason victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

Joey Crabb scored twice, and Brett Sterling added a goal for the Thrashers, who squandered a 3-1 lead.

Matthew Spiller had two goals, and Freddy Meyer had the other for the Islanders.

Johan Hedberg made 29 saves for the Thrashers, and New York's Joey MacDonald stopped 27 shots.

Game Summary:
1st Period 
3:45New YorkGoal: Freddy Meyer
12:19AtlantaGoal: Joseph Crabb
1:06New YorkPenalty: Tim Jackman for slashing
5:27New YorkPenalty: Matthew Spiller for interference
8:04AtlantaPenalty: Jim Slater for holding
10:34New YorkPenalty: Kip Brennan for hooking

2nd Period
5:26AtlantaGoal: Brett Sterling
15:32AtlantaGoal: Joseph Crabb
16:01New YorkGoal: Matthew Spiller
2:27New YorkPenalty: Freddy Meyer for cross checking
4:27New YorkPenalty: Matthew Spiller for cross checking
10:35New YorkPenalty: Chris Simon for interference
10:37AtlantaPenalty: Mark Popovic for slashing

3rd Period
7:56New YorkGoal: Matthew Spiller
11:01New YorkPenalty: Chris Campoli for cross checking
17:44AtlantaPenalty: Joseph Crabb for tripping

Atlanta Thrashers
J. Hedberg3232990.6%

New York Islanders
J. MacDonald3142787.1%
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