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Watch Isles’ Tavares trigger an overtime winner

Feb 21, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

There have been some nice sprawling assists and other bits of off-balance improvisation lately, particularly Rick Nash‘s memorable helper. John Tavares only got a secondary assist on the New York Islanders’ 4-3 OT win against the Montreal Canadiens, but he clearly triggered that tally as he left his feet:

That overtime-winner was also the first NHL goal (and point) for former first-rounder Thomas Hickey, whom the Islanders claimed from the Los Angeles Kings shortly after the lockout.

  1. islesjb - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Holy JT. One handed pass mid-fall. Nice pass from Grabner to Hickey as well.

    Liked Hickey’s game so far; glad to see he finally potted one

  2. bcisleman - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Matty had two goals, JT two assists, Nabby stood on his head all night and had a helper besides…and the Habs writers gave them no stars but the #1 star goes to Desharnais whose holding penalty led to the second goal. Go figure!

  3. ahuophfe - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Reblogged this on bnfblogs.

  4. mclovinhockey - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    That was a sick game winner… But how about nabbys dive to draw that call on white. My god he was barley touched and he acted like he got hit by a car. I was laughing so hard at that dive, almost about as much as Dipietro and Nabakov ended up laughing at it after the call, but wow. I honestly have no respect for Nabakov now. What a joke.

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