Jeff Skinner told the Carolina Hurricanes' broadcasters that he's never seen a player bat pucks out of the air better than John Tavares of the New York Islanders.
That proved prophetic on Saturday night, as Tavares scored this awesome game-winner in overtime -- deflecting a rebound of his own shot past Cam Ward:
Thank you, years of lacrosse.
The Islanders won the game, 2-1, as Tavares scored both goals to give him 19 on the season. He has a 12-game points streak, the longest since Mark Parrish had a 12-gamer early in the 2001-02 season, according to AP.