It’s rare to see a team form a 2-on-0 rush from inside its own defensive end. But it seems just about anything has become possible during these often chaotic — and entertaining — three-on-three overtime periods.
With plenty of time to spare after a Columbus turnover inside the New York zone, Okposo took a drop pass from Bailey and deked out goalie Curtis McElhinney to give the Islanders a 3-2 victory.
The Blue Jackets appeared to have the winning goal in the final minute of the third period, however officials deemed after a video review that Boone Jenner kicked the puck in.
From the NHL’s Situation Room blog: “At 19:12 of the third period in the New York Islanders/Columbus Blue Jackets game, video review determined that Boone Jenner kicked the puck into the New York net. According to Rule 49.2 “A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.” No goal Columbus.”