BEAUVILLIER vs DALLAS 2/4
The Islanders faced the stars in the early days of February when both teams were making pushes to get into great postseason position.
Anthony Beauvillier started the scoring a minute and thirty seconds in the game to give the Islanders an early 1-0 lead. The Stars answered much later in the first to tie the game up.
Dallas then took a 2-1 lead in the second period, but Derick Brassard answered a little bit more than a minute later to tie the game up at two.
The third period was just like the first two periods. The Stars opened up the scoring early in the period, then the Islanders answered in the third on the power play to tie the game and force overtime.
Semyon Varlamov made a great save in the first shift of overtime to stop Jamie Benn on a semi-breakaway. Later in overtime, Ben Bishop made a breakout pass to Pavelski on the boards, just open his blueline in the neutral zone. Pavelski went to send a saucer pass up the wall, but Brock Nelson knocked it down and fed it to a streaking Beauvillier.
Beauvillier came in full speed on a breakaway and roofed it on Bishop to give the Islanders the 4-3 home win!
Ben Bishop looked like a deer in headlights and was frozen when Beauvillier came down on the breakaway. Is he going to make a move? Is he going to shoot? And Beauviller saw a gap to shoot in the top shelf and let it rip. This goal was an absolute snipe.