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New York Islanders GIFS of the Week – 1/12/14

By Reagan King

Jan 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders center

John Tavares

(91) and defenseman

Calvin de Haan

(44) celebrate Tavaress goal against Dallas Stars goalie

Dan Ellis

(not pictured) during the third period at American Airlines Center. The Islanders defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-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.

It’s been quite the week for Islanders hockey since last week. The Isles went 4-0 since their loss to the Carolina Hurricanes last Saturday and have now extended their road win streak to seven straight games; the first team in the National Hockey League to do so this season. It was also a week for firsts, as you’ll see below, the monkey is off a couple players backs now.

Ryan Strome begins the comeback against the Dallas Stars while scoring his first NHL goal in the process:

John Tavares gets the first goal of his hat trick with a beautiful no look pass from Thomas Vanek:

Calvin de Haan scores his first NHL goal in an unusually manner: from the neutral zone (with some help from Dion Phaneuf):