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Islanders beat Panthers in overtime to advance to second round for the first time since 1993

Islanders beat Panthers in overtime to advance to second round for the first time since 1993

John Tavares tied it in the final minute of regulation and scored the winner at 10:41 of the second overtime, leading the New York Islanders past the Florida Panthers, 2-1, Sunday night in Game 6 and into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1993.

Tavares skated in and fired an initial shot that Roberto Luongo saved, but the New York captain got the rebound, wrapped around the net and stuffed the puck in to end the longest home game in Islanders history. The Islanders will next face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Thomas Greiss finished with 41 saves in the teams' second straight two-overtime game and third in the series to go...

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