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Vote for the Top Goal of the 2013 Season: Day 1

Fan voting begins August 12 to decide what was the best goal of the Islanders 2013 season

Monday, 08.12.2013 / 3:00 PM / Top Goals of 2013
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Vote for the Top Goal of the 2013 Season: Day 1
Fan voting begins August 12 to decide what was the best goal of the Islanders 2013 season
Update 8/13: John Tavares' May 7 goal against Pittsburgh has moved on to the next round. Check back later for today's matchup between Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson, and thanks for voting!

Results:
Tavares 5/7 vs. PIT - 59%
Tavares 2/23 at BUF - 34%
Tavares 3/14 vs. TBL - 7%

NewYorkIslanders.com has selected the 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 3:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day.

Today, the voting is between three John Tavares goals, and only one will advance to the semi-finals. The candidates are:

Feb. 23 at Buffalo

Tavares battles behind the goal, and outworks the Sabres defense before beating goaltender Ryan Miller to put the Islanders ahead 3-0 early in the third period.

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.


March 14 at Tampa Bay

Midway through a scoreless game, the Islanders power play converted its only opportunity of the night. Mark Streit's point shot changed directions twice before finding its way to Tavares' stick for a tap-in goal.





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 19-20: Semi-finals
August 21: Finals

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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