New York Islanders GIFS of the Week – 1/19/14

By Reagan King

Jan 20, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing

Kyle Okposo

(21) celebrates scoring with teammates during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. New York Islanders won 4-3 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-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.

The past week in Islanders hockey resembled the “Wonkavator” from the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Like the Wonkavator, no one really ever knew which way the team was going: forward, backwards, sideways, or slantways. However, they managed to pick up four out of a possible eight points (1/11/14-1/18/14), all while pulling out a few more thrillers and come from behind victories.

With that being said, here are a few of the more notable highlights from the past week:

Calvin de Haan puts on his forward skates and send a beautiful pass to John Tavares to put away the game winning goal in Dallas:

Fresh on the power play, Frans Nielsen finds Thomas Vanek right off the draw to tie the game in Tampa:

Brian Strait rips a howitzer from the point and beats Ray Emery with a little help from the post: