Tomas Kaberle, so far, has steadfastly refused to help rescue the Maple Leafs off the ice by waiving his no-trade clause.

But this was one of those rare nights this season when he, or any of the Toronto defenders, gave the team some salvation on it.

While the morbid fascination with sniper Phil Kessel's scoreless streak will continue — it hit a dozen games Tuesday — Kaberle scored just his third of the season early in the third period to break open a 2-2 with the New York Islanders. The Leafs had been trying to give this one away but Kaberle's wrist shot from the left circle catapulted them to an eventual 5-3 victory.