Watch: John Tavares eliminates Panthers with goal in double overtime
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