Game 1 of the second round series between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders took place tonight. In the first round, the Islanders eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 games, while the Boston Bruins eliminated the Washington Capitals in 5 games. Here is how the two teams would line up:
In the first period, it would be the visiting Islanders who would nab the first goal of the series. The goal coming from Anthony Beauvillier, his fourth goal of the playoffs via the power play. Assists on the play coming from Noah Dobson and Jordan Eberle.
Before the end of the period, the Bruins would be on their own power play and tie the game up. The goal scored by David Pastrnak, his third goal of the playoffs. The assists coming from David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron.
In the second period, it would be the Bruins that would get their first lead of the game, a goal being scored by David Pastrnak, his second goal of the game. The assists on the play coming from Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
However, the lead wouldn’t last very long as 90 seconds later, the New York Islanders would tie the game up. The goal tallied by Adam Pelech, his first goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play coming from Jordan Eberle and Leo Komarov. The period would end with both teams tied at 2 a piece.
Early on in the third period, the Bruins would re-establish their lead. The goal coming from Charlie McAvoy, his first goal of the playoffs. The lone assist on the play came from David Krejci.
Less than 10 minutes later, the Bruins would get another goal, giving them a 2 goal lead. It would be David Pastrnak, for the third time in the game, completing his hat trick. The goal was unassisted.
Before the end of the game, the Bruins would add another tally. Their third unanswered goal at that point. The empty net goal was provided by Taylor Hall, his third goal of the playoffs via the power play. Assists on the play coming from David Krejci and Mike Reilly. The Bruins would take Game 1 by a final score of 5-2.
Mon. May 31 at 730p on NBCSN