John Tavares, New York Islanders buried by Detroit Red Wings in OT (Highlights)

The Detroit Red Wings take advantage of a 3-on-2 in overtime and knock off John Tavares and the New York Islanders in Brooklyn.

  • New York Islanders 3 (9-10-5, 23 pts)
  • Detroit Red Wings 4 (12-11-3, 27 pts)
  • NHL, Final, OT, Box Score
  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Trailing 3-2 with just a little over five minutes to go in regulation, it looked as though the New York Islanders three-game winning streak was over. But then Josh Bailey come up huge, tallying his fourth of the season with a little over four minutes remaining.

It seemed as though the momentum was with the Isles and they’d extend that streak to four games.

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It didn’t happen.

Just 1:02 into overtime, Danny DeKeyser capitalized on a 3-on-2 that gave the Wings the 3-2 victory. Captain John Tavares was caught deep in Detroit’s end on the play, allowing the 3-on-2 to materialize.

The reason the Isles were trailing in the third came courtesy of a vet. Henrik Zetterberg tallied his sixth of the season with just 6:54 remaining in regulation that allowed the Detroit Red Wings to take the one-goal lead. It was a deflection that provided Jaroslav Halak no shot:

Anders Lee and Johnny Boychuk accounted for the Isles other two goals while Mike Green netted his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Halak stopped 30-of-34 shots on goal.

Next up for the Isles will be the hated New York Rangers on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

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