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Vote for the Top Goal of the 2013 Season: Day 4

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

Thursday, 08.15.2013 / 12:00 PM / Top Goals of 2013
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Vote for the Top Goal of the 2013 Season: Day 4
Fan voting begins August 12 to decide what was the best goal of the Islanders 2013 season
Update 8/16: Thomas Hickey has advanced, and will face Josh Bailey in the semi-finals. On Monday, August 19, we'll begin the second round with a matchup between John Tavares and Michael Grabner. Thanks for voting!

Results:
Thomas Hickey 2/21 at MTL: 59%
Kyle Okposo 5/5 vs. PIT: 41%


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 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day.

Today, the voting is between Kyle Okposo's short-handed goal during Game 3 of the Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh, and Thomas Hickey's overtime game-winner from Feb. 21 at Montreal. Only one will advance to the semi-finals.

Kyle Okposo - May 5 vs. Pittsburgh

With the Islanders on the penalty kill trailing 4-2 in the third period, Frans Nielsen took the puck out of the defensive zone and spun to find Okposo streaking down the middle. Okposo corraled the puck on the breakaway and deked around Marc-Andre Fleury.

Thomas Hickey - Feb. 21 at Montreal

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.




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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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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