Islanders lose, but still clinch their play-off spot on Tuesday night.
Despite falling to a 4-3 defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, the New York Islanders still managed to seal their play-off spot in the Eastern Conference.
With the point they received by reaching overtime, coupled with with a loss for the Winnipeg Jets, the Islanders secured their place in the play-offs for the first time since 2007.
John Tavares effectively scored the goal that sent them through to the post season, as he tied the scored with just 1:01 remaining in regulation.
However, they went on to miss both of their shots in the shoot-out, with the Hurricanes finding the net on their two attempts.
With two games remaining, they can still improve on their current sixth spot in the East, with the Toronto Maple Leafs just a point ahead in fifth. However, for now the Islanders will be delighted to have extended their season despite it arriving it strange circumstances following a defeat.