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 ET / 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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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