Anthony Beauvillier Calls Game 6 Overtime Goal With NY Islanders the Peak of His Career

Former NY Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier speaks to the Nashville media about his most memorable moment

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Six
Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Six / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

Since being traded from the NY Islanders in the deal that brought Bo Horvat to Long Island, Anthony Beuvillier has become a bit of a nomad across the league in just a year. The former first-round pick in 2015 who started the season with the Vancouver Canucks, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in November, before being shipped to Music City yesterday, where he'll be reunited with his former head coach, Barry Trotz, who's now the GM in Nashville.

Beauvillier's time with the Islanders was frustrating at times, but he'll always be known for his Game 6 OT winner against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals.

Alex Daugherty of the Tennessean asked Beauvillier about that moment when he arrived at Bridgestone Arena today on his first day as a member of the Predators.

"That was probably the peak of my career," said Beauvillier. "Scoring a goal in overtime in the playoffs to force Game 7 was absolutely crazy. And to do it in that building [it was] even better because the fans are great. That one is going to stick forever."

Soon after the puck rippled the net and Beauvillier stumbled in celebration, beer bottles and whatever fans could get their hands on came raining down on the ice as the Islanders faithful were sent into a frenzy.

"We kind of embraced it," said Beauvillier. "I thought it was just typical Long Island. With that Coliseum... we just embraced it. It was a little dangerous, obviously, but it was fine. We had to get off the ice pretty quickly though."

Beauvillier joins a Nashville team that has gotten hot at the right time. Sitting eight points clear in the Western Conference Wild Card race, Trotz has brought in Beauvillier to reignite some of that fire he brought during their four seasons together. "I think that kid can do nothing but help us," Trotz said.