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John Tavares Ties it for the New York Islanders in 6 Seconds

It took John Tavares just 6 seconds on the powerplay to tie the game for the New York Islanders.

Remember when the New York Islanders’ powerplay was 2/32?

Seems like a distant memory now, eh?

John Tavares, with an assist from Josh Bailey, was able to force a loose puck through the chaos in front of goaltender Braden Holtby and tie the game for the Islanders at 1-1.

The Islanders powerplay, by the way, has now cashed in on six of their last 11 opportunities, beginning an ascension from sitting dead-last in the NHL.


With the assist on the goal, Bailey has now extended his point streak to eight games. Not only is it the longest streak in Bailey’s career, it’s the longest active point-streak in the NHL.

Mathew Barzal was able to draw the penalty, after Brooks Orpik took a slashing penalty from the rookie’s dangerous speed.

The Islanders currently trail the Washington Capitals 2-1 on MSG+.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.