Islanders’ Jordan Eberle Wins It In OT (Highlights)

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: (l-r) Jordan Eberle
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: (l-r) Jordan Eberle /

The New York Islanders got back in the win column with an overtime comeback win over the Los Angeles Kings at home.

After a tough week it was important for the New York Islanders to get a couple of points tonight on their home ice. Initially it looked like it would be another long night for the Islanders.

The Kings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Oscar Fatenberg and Tyler Toffoli got the Kings on the board in the first. They had the momentum for the first 19 minutes of the period.

With 50 seconds left in the period the red hot Josh Bailey got the Islanders on the board to make it a one goal game before the end of the period.

In the second period the Islanders had numerous opportunities on the power play but were unable to get one in the net. The second period would remain scoreless on both sides.

Period number three is when the tides began to turn to the Islanders side. John Tavares tied up the game four minutes into the period. It was the captain’s 19th of the season.

With just over three minutes left in the game Anders Lee tipped in his 20th (yep, 20th!) of the season. The Isles were leading for the first time tonight.

Then things got weird. Anze Kopitar scored with 13 seconds left but the play had to be looked at in Toronto.

It was ruled a goal on the ice, after the review it was confirmed a goal and we would need overtime to decide this one.

In overtime Tavares fell and Greiss was forced to make a huge save. He did, keeping the Isles alive . Mathew Barzal fed Jordan Eberle for the game winner:

The Isles luckily were able to snag those two points and end their losing ways. The Islanders next game is on Tuesday against Detroit.