One gent in the stands was proudly wearing a No. 91 jersey — with GORING stitched across the back.

Well played, but on this night it was the other No. 91 that had been on the minds of every New York Islanders fan in the house.

And why not?

John Tavares, plenty dangerous for 40 minutes, stole the show in a (temporarily) deadlocked third period.

Taking a tap pass from Kyle Okposo, the 21-year-old flew down the right wing. Gaining easy entry into the Flames zone, he skipped around defender Chris Butler and, cutting hard to the net, neatly beat goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to push his team ahead.