NHL Playoffs: Rd 1 Game 3 Review: Isles Take A Commanding Lead In The Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders squared off today in Pittsburgh for a pivotal Game 3 match up. The New York Islanders won the first two games at Nassau Coliseum.

In the first period, the Penguins got out to the lead eight minutes into the game. Garrett Wilson would notch his first of the playoffs.

However the lead wouldn’t last for the Pens, as Jordan Eberle would notch a goal, not even a minute later, tying the game. Then the Islanders would show a quick fire offense as Brock Nelson would notch his second of the playoffs a minute after the Eberle goal. The Isles took a 2-1 lead at the end of the 1st.

In the second period there was great back and forth action, but the goalies were really settled in. Matt Murray made 16 saves in the period, and Robin Lehner made 9 saves.

In the third period, about a little over halfway through, Leo Komarov would net his first of the playoffs, assists coming from Beauvillier and Filppula.

The Penguins would made a hard push, but to no avail, as Anders Lee would also net his first of the playoffs, an empty net goal.

The Isles now have a commanding 3 – 0 lead in the series. They are now one victory away from eliminating the Penguins. Game 4 will be Tuesday April 16th at 730p. The game will be on NBCSN.

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