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.
John Tavares ties it up. YOU'RE OFF THE FORCE, BOBROVSKY. pic.twitter.com/iRqwKD5zDe
— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) September 15, 2016
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.
It's always good when a team can get contributions from its fourth-line depth guys like John Tavares.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) September 15, 2016