New York’s Alan Quine beat Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo in the second overtime to give the Islanders a 2–1 win on Friday night. New York now leads the series 3–2.
However, it was a save in the first overtime by Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss that would end up being vital in the game.
Greiss was put in a tough situation that not too many goalies see in Stanley Cup Playoff history, and he came up huge. The Islanders goaltender was up against an overtime penalty shot. It was only the third in playoff history. In the 1-on-1 situation it was Greiss who stopped Aleksander Barkov’s bid to end the game.
This tweet gives a little background info into the history of overtime penalty shots. Spoiler: Jagr is a true playoff veteran.
There have been 3 OT penalty shots in NHL playoff history.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 23, 2016
One in 1996. One in 1998. One tonight.
Jagr played in all 3 games.
- Nate Mata