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 finals are here, and now it's time for the fans to decide on the best goal of the 2013 season. The two candidates are John Tavares' Game 4 winner against Pittsburgh and Thomas Hickey's overtime game-winning marker in February at Montreal.
John Tavares - May 7 vs. Pittsburgh
After overcoming two deficits in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Penguins, Tavares weaves through the Pittsburgh zone to put the Islanders ahead 5-4 midway through the third period.
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. Thomas Hickey (2/21)