Penalty shots in NHL playoff overtime are rare. But one was awarded to the Florida Panthers in Game 5 against the New York Islanders on Friday.
Play was whistled after Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan closed his hand on the puck in the crease, as seen from the overhead view on the replay, leading to the call. With the game — and the lead in the series — on the line, it was Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss versus Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov, one on one.
Greiss calmly stayed with Barkov the entire way to make the save, keeping this game tied, for the moment, at one goal apiece.
This game now heads to double overtime. The series is tied 2-2.