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 AleksanderBarkov’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.
- Nate Mata