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Hickey scores in OT to lift Islanders past Panthers 4-3

Thomas Hickey saw an opening in overtime, went to the net and gave the New York Islanders a big win in their Brooklyn postseason debut.

Hickey scored 12:31 into the extra period to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday in Game 3 of their first-round series, giving New York a win in its first playoff game at the Barclays Center.

"We had a good shift and grinded them out a little bit," Hickey said. "Somebody went to change, I saw a gap, and an unbelievable pass and (it) just got off my stick."

Hickey's one-timer off a pass from Brock Nelson from behind the net gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven...