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New York Islanders’ John Tavares Scores Game-Tying Goal For Team Canada

Charles LeClaire, USATSI
Charles LeClaire, USATSI

New York Islanders captain John Tavares scores game-tying goal as Team Canada rallies to defeat Team Russia at the World Cup of Hockey.

New York Islanders star forward John Tavares has scored a bevy of big goals throughout his career.

On Wednesday night, he added another snipe to that list. Down 2-1 in an exhibition match to the Russian national team, Tavares rocketed one past the outstretched glove of Sergei Bobrovsky to even the game at two apiece.

The Canadian squad ended up defeating the Russians 3-2 in overtime, with Ryan Getzlaf nudging one past “Bobby” for the game-winning score.

Wednesday was the second time this tournament that the Isles’ captain left his imprint. On Sunday, Tavares netted two goals in the True North’s win over the United States.

In other Brooklyn news, Team Europe coach Ralph Kruger confirmed that Jaroslav Halak will be the team’s number one goalie. The other netminder on the roster, Thomas Greiss, is also a member of the Isles.


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Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.