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Depleted Ducks fall to Islanders, 3-2, in overtime

Depleted Ducks fall to Islanders, 3-2, in overtime

Take away the leading scorer, the primary playmaker and the top two goalies from the team possessing the NHL's best record, and the Ducks still found a way to claim a point.

Center John Tavares scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory at Honda Center that denied Anaheim's complete rally from a sharp loss of personnel.

Tavares' goal,with 2 minutes 42 seconds left in overtime came after Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen committed an elbowing penalty on Calvin de Haan.

Earlier Wednesday evening, Ducks right wing Corey Perry joined teammate Ryan Getzlaf in sitting out the game because of what a team official said were flu...