Islanders top Maple Leafs, 5-4

December 12, 1991

TORONTO -- Ray Ferraro scored his second goal of the game with 1 minute, 50 seconds remaining in the third period to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.

Dave McLlwain, Derek King and Tom Kurvers also scored for the Islanders. Craig Berube, Daniel Marois, Todd Gill and Mike Bullard scored for the Maple Leafs.

On the winning goal, Pat Flatley passed to Benoit Hogue, who broke in with Ferraro on goaltender Grant Fuhr with only %J defenseman Bob Rouse back to help out.

NY Islanders 3 0 2 -- 5

Toronto 2 2 0 -- 4

First period--1, New York, Ferraro 13 (Flatley, Hogue), 1:26. 2, Toronto, Berube 5 (Foligno, Godynyuk), 4:03. 3, Toronto, Marois 5, 5:24. 4, New York, McLlwain 5 (Pilon), 8:08. 5, New York, King 16 (Creighton, Vukota), 8:43.

Second period--6, Toronto, Gill 2 (Cimetta, Bullard), 1:32 (pp). 7, Toronto, Bullard 8 (Cimetta, Shannon), 10:03 (pp).

Third period--8, New York, Kurvers 5 (Ferraro, Flatley), 12:45. 9, New York, Ferraro 14 (Hogue, Flatley), 18:10.

Shots on goal--New York 8-3-8--19. Toronto 15-18-14--47. Power-play opportunities--New York 0 of 3; Toronto 2 of 5. Goalies--New York, Weeks, 5-2-1 (47 shots-43 saves). Toronto, Fuhr, 8-13-2 (19-14). A--15,114.

Blues 6, Sabres 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brendan Shanahan scored two goals to lead St. Louis to a victory over Buffalo, which fired coach Rick Dudley after the game.

The loss dropped Buffalo to 0-6-2 in its last eight games.

Guy Hebert stopped 35 shots in his NHL debut for St. Louis, while Brett Hull added his league-leading 28th goal of the season and Adam Oates and Jeff Brown also scored.

Dale Hawerchuk scored twice for Buffalo.

St. Louis 0 4 2 -- 6

Buffalo 0 2 1 -- 3

First period--None.

Second period--1, St. Louis, Hull 28 (Mongeau, Shanahan), :51 (pp). 2, Buffalo, Hawerchuk 8 (Mogilny), 5:31 (pp). 3, St. Louis, Shanahan 12 (Mongeau, Norwood), 9:22 (pp). 4, St. Louis, Shanahan 13 (Brown, Oates), 10:22 (pp). 5, Buffalo, Hawerchuk 9 (Ruuttu, Bodger), 12:25 (pp). 6, St. Louis, Oates 5 (Hull, Lowry), 19:31.

Third period--7, Buffalo, Audette 15 (Hawerchuk), 1:08. 8, St. Louis, P.Cavallini 5, 8:13. 9, St. Louis, Brown 6 (Emerson), 18:44 (en).

Shots on goal--St. Louis 10-20-6--36. Buffalo 8-14-16--38. Power-play opportunities--St. Louis 3 of 6; Buffalo 2 of 6. Goalies--St. Louis, Hebert, 1-0-0 (38 shots-35 saves). Buffalo, Draper, 4-3-3 (35-30). A--12,786.

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