New York Islanders GIFS of the Week – 1/5/14

Jan 2, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate a game-winning goal by right wing Kyle Okposo (21) against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to New York Islanders GIFS of the Week, a weekly post dedicated to highlighting some of the best goals, saves, hits, and celebrations.

New York Islanders GIFS of the Week are back after a one week Holiday hiatus due to Christmas and the New Year.

Since the last time GIFS were posted, Islanders hockey has been much more enjoyable to watch. The Isles have won four of their last six games, strung together their first three-game winning streak (all against teams over .500), and have had major help with Evegni Nabokov in net. Although the team lost on Saturday night to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Isles have been playing much better, and will hopefully turn a corner in 2014.

Casey Cizikas gets the Isles on the board first after finishing a breakaway with a beautiful move (source):

Casey-Cizikas-Goal-vs-Blackhawks

Kyle Okposo scripts the perfect ending after not landing a spot on the USA Olympic team (source):

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John Tavares and Thomas Vanek play a little tic-tac-toe and make the Hurricanes pay for their mistake (source):

John-Tavares-Goal-vs-Hurricanes

Bonus GIF: Some clown takes advantage of Matt Carkner‘s penalty and trolls the camera as best as he can (source):

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