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New York Islanders Tie Game 6 Late As John Tavares Buries Loose Puck (Video)

With Roberto Luongo stonewalling them all game, captain John Tavares gets to the right spot to tie up Game 6 late for the New York Islanders.

Remember last season when the New York Islanders seemingly came out of nowhere to dominate the Eastern Conference for much of the season?

They had a habit of fighting until the bitter end, tying up games late as well as any NHL team could possibly do.

Well, Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Divisional Semi-Finals brought back much of those memories.

Down 1-0 for most of the contest, thanks to Roberto Luongo standing on his head, Jack Capuano pulled Thomas Griess for an extra attacker. Just moments after Isles defense scrambled to keep a Florida Panthers empty-netter from going in, Nick Leddy took the puck coast-to-coast.

The move ultimately led to captain John Tavares finding a loose puck in the crease which he buried to tie the game at one with just 54 seconds to go in regulation (video above).

The two teams are currently in the locker room preparing for overtime. The Isles need just one more goal to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Isles have already won two games in OT in the series and possess the best winning percentage in Stanley Cup Playoffs history.

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