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Islanders Knock Out Panthers In Double-OT

John Tavares’s goal at 10:41 of the second overtime gave the Islanders a 2-1 win over Florida, knocking out the Panthers and seizing his team’s first playoff series win since they played in something called the “Patrick Division.”

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How long is that? The last time the Islanders shook hands with a vanquished foe at the end of a playoff series, Jaromir Jagr was in the handshake line. Tonight?

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Oh.

Anyway, Tavares also scored the goal that forced overtime with less than a minute remaining in regulation. The Islanders will face Tampa Bay in the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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