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Jordan Eberle's timing couldn't be better for Islanders

Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference final on Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta. Credit: AP/JASON FRANSON

Jordan Eberle! Of course, it was Jordan Eberle. It had to be Jordan Eberle.

Who else would you expect to save the Islanders’ season than the guy who had spent the past month frustrating fans – and himself – with countless missed scoring opportunities?

Who else than the guy who began Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night by being shunted from the first line to the third?