The series between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders shifts to the Long Island for Games 3 and 4. The two teams split Games 1 and 2 in Boston.
Here is how the two teams would line up:
Early on in the first period, the visiting Bruins would get on the score board first. The returning Craig Smith would find the back of the net, after finding himself in the slot and rifling a shot over the glove hand of Varlamov. It would be Smith’s second goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Taylor Hall and Matt Grzelcyk.
The Bruins would take a 1-0 lead heading into the second. With no scoring in the second, the Bruins would hold onto their lead heading into the final frame. However, the Islanders with about 5 and a half minutes to go, would find a way to tie up the game. The goal coming from Mathew Barzal, his first goal of the playoffs. A good net presence, was able to slam home the rebound past Tuukka Rask. The assists on the play would be credited to Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Pulock. This game would require overtime.
3 and a half minutes into the overtime session, it would be the Bruins who would find the breakthrough and take the lead back in the series. It would be Brad Marchand who would score the game winner. A shot from the half boards, near the goal line, would beat Varlamov over the shoulder and find the net. The goal is Marchand’s fifth of the playoffs, with the assists going to Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins now possess a 2 games to 1 series lead over the Islanders.
Sat. June 5th at 715p on NBC