In split squad action at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, the Islanders ‘B’ squad is facing off against the Senators. During the first period, prospect Kirill Kabanov streaked down the wing, made an impressive deke and wrapped around a pass to Riley Wetmore. You really just need to see it so watch the video:
It’s moves like that where you can see why Kabanov was supposed to be a first round talent. Off-ice attitudes and distractions caused him to drop to the Isles in third round back in 2010. He hasn’t gotten much playing time in the preseason thus far, but that was a hell of a goal.
The Islanders lead this game 2-0, as Ryan Strome would pot a one-timer later on in the period.