UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Tim Stapleton's shootout goal in the third round led the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
The teams traded shootout goals in the second round, with Jeff Tambellini scoring for the Islanders and Jason Blake answering for the Maple Leafs.
The Islanders tied the game with 3:07 left in regulation when Jon Sim's shot from the right circle appeared to deflect off a Maple Leafs player and over Vesa Toskala's glove.
Ian White, Dominic Moore, Pavel Kubina and Nik Antropov scored for Toronto, while Toskala stopped 42 shots for his third straight victory.
Dean McAmmond, Sean Bergenheim and Mark Streit also scored for the Islanders, who are 4-1-3 in the last eight home games.