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Isles' Ryan Strome picks a corner in traffic, sends seeing-eye puck past Caps' Braden Holtby

Twenty-one-year-old Isles center Ryan Strome had a stellar sophomore regular season this year, and in his first-ever NHL playoff game Wednesday against the Capitals, Strome scored his first goal – a beautiful wrist shot in traffic that beat Caps star goalie Braden Holtby.
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New York Islanders center Ryan Strome was playing his first NHL playoff game Wednesday against the Washington Capitals – and the 21-year-old wasn't showing any nerves when he scored his first career playoff goal (and the game-winner) on a sweet wrist shot in traffic that caught the upper corner of the Capitals' net.

Strome, who scored 17 goals and 50 points in his sophomore regular season, grabbed the puck off a faceoff won by Isles star John Tavares early in the second period in Washington, and wasted no time ripping it over Holtby's right shoulder and just under the crossbar to make it 2-1 for the visitors:

The Isles went on to win 4-1 and take home ice advantage away from the Capitals – and for Strome, who was playing in the Ontario League playoffs for Niagara Falls only two years ago, it will be a victory to remember.

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