"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Eastern Conference Second Round Game 4 Carolina 5, Isles 2 Carolina wins series 4-0...
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Yes, Yes, Yes. What did Tavares do last night that no Islander has EVER done in the regular season?
The geniuses at Elias noted that Tavares is the first Islander since Pat LaFontaine (3/11/89, also vs. New Jersey) to score the tying goal in the last 10 minutes and then net the winner in overtime.
However, LaFontaine's big night was at the Coliseum. In fact, no Islander had ever done what Tavares did last night -- scored the tying goal in a regular season ROAD game in the last 10 minutes and then win it overtime.
And that's worth a Yes, Yes, Yes!
Howie's call is here: Tavares buries OT winner past Kinkaid Video - NHL VideoCenter
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick