Cizikas OT Goal Ties Up Series

Game 2 of the series between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders took place tonight. In Game 1, the Bruins won the game 5-2.

Previous Recap:

Game 1: Pastrnak Hat Trick Lifts Boston To Game 1 Win

Here is how the two teams would line up for tonight’s festivities. One notable change for the Islanders, instead of Ilya Sorokin being in net, Semyon Varlamov would get the start.

The Bruins would get off to a fast start, scoring just a little over 2 minutes into the game to establish momentum. The goal scored by Charlie Coyle, his second goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play came from Nick Ritchie and Karson Kuhlman.

The Bruins would take a 1-0 lead at the end of the first.
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The Islanders in the second period would tie the game up via the power play. The goal being scored by Josh Bailey, his fourth goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play coming from Kyle Palmieri and Brock Nelson.

4 minutes later, the Islanders would take the lead for the first time in the game. This time the goal was scored by Kyle Palmieri, his second point of the game and his fourth goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play coming from Nick Leddy and JG Pageau.

Before the end of the period, the Islanders would snag a two goal lead, and their third unanswered goal of the period. This goal also coming via the power play. This time, the goal was tallied by JG Pageau, his second point of the game and his second goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play coming from Anthony Beauvillier and Matt Barzal. The Islanders would take a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.

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In the third period, the Bruins would cut into the lead, the goal coming from their top line, dubbed the “Perfection Line.” The goal scored by Patrice Bergeron, with the assists coming from Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.

5 minutes later, the Bruins would tie the game up via the power play. This time the goal coming from Brad Marchand, his fourth goal of the playoffs. Assist on the play coming from Charlie McAvoy. Both teams would end the period tied up at 3, heading into overtime for the first time in the series.

In the overtime, the Bruins would turn the puck over in the neutral zone leading to a breakaway for Casey Cizikas. Who would come in up the middle and shot the puck over Tuukka Rask’s blocker and in the net. It was the first goal of the playoffs for Cizikas. The Islanders tied the series at 1 game a piece.

Three Stars:

Casey Cizikas
Brad Marchand
Patrice Bergeron

Boxscore:

https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/nyi-vs-bos/2021/05/31/2020030212#game=2020030212,game_state=final,game_tab=stats

Next Game:

Thur. June 3 at 730p on NBCSN

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