It was John Tavares early and Kyle Okposo late, as two of the key building blocks in the Islanders' rebuilding played leading roles as the Isles built, and blew a three-goal lead, before emerging victorious in overtime.á On to the trick:
1. Tavares scored twice in the first period, once on a power play as he batted the puck out of mid-air, and once just after another power play expired as the Isles came within seconds of matching the club record for power play goals in a period (three).
2. Mark Streit also scored on the power play, as the Isles built a 3-0 first period lead.á The Isles, who have scored as many first period goals over their last three games (nine) as they did in the first 16 games, scored three first period goals for the third straight game.á It's the f ...
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