Update 8/21: Thomas Hickey has advanced to the finals, where he will face John Tavares. Check back this afternoon to vote on the winner!
Thomas Hickey 2/21 at MTL: 67%
Josh Bailey 4/6 vs. TB: 33%
NewYorkIslanders.com has selected nine goals from the Islanders 2013 season, and it's up to you, the fans, to decide which will move on in our tournament bracket. Come back daily beginning August 12 to select each day's winner, and on August 22, we'll unveil which goal you've selected as the best of 2013. Voting runs from 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day.
The semi-finals continue with today's matchup between Josh Bailey's April 6 tally against Tampa Bay and Thomas Hickey's Feb. 21 overtime game-winner at Montreal. The winner will advance to the finals to face John Tavares on Wednesday.
Josh Bailey - April 6 vs. Tampa Bay
With the score tied 1-1, Kyle Okposo stickhandled his way all the way around the attacking zone, crossing up a defender before backhanding a pass to the middle. Bailey maneuvered around the defenseman in front before beating Ben Bishop.
After coming back from two separate two-goal deficits, the Islanders forced overtime, where John Tavares led a 3-on-2 attack into the Montreal zone. A falling Tavares pushed the puck to Michael Grabner, who found Hickey just outside the crease for his first NHL goal.
Thomas Hickey - Feb. 21 at Montreal
Voting schedule for Top Goals of 2013
August 12: John Tavares (2/23) vs. John Tavares (3/14) vs. John Tavares (5/7)
August 13: Matt Moulson (2/11) vs. Michael Grabner (1/21)
August 14: Josh Bailey (4/1) vs. Josh Bailey (4/6)
August 15: Kyle Okposo (5/7) vs. Thomas Hickey (2/21)
August 19: Semi-finals - John Tavares (5/7) vs. Michael Grabner (1/21)
August 20: Semi-finals - Josh Bailey (4/6) vs. Thomas Hickey (2/21)
August 21: Finals - John Tavares (5/7) vs. TBD