Monday April 25th, 2016

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Islanders captain John Tavares forced overtime against the Panthers with a goal in the final minute of regulation, then won it in double overtime to send New York to the second round of the playoffs.

Tavares beat Roberto Luongo on a wraparound with just over nine minutes to go in the period, and gave the Islanders a 2–1 victory in Game 6 of their opening-round series.

The Islanders will face the Lightning in the second round.

– Kenny Ducey

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