Nelson Assists Islanders beat Penguins 5-3 to reach 2nd round

The Islanders will face Boston at another round

Nelson Assists Islanders beat Penguins 5-3 to reach 2nd round

Brock Nelson scored twice in New York's three-goal second stage and the Islanders progressed into the next round of the playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

The Islanders will face Boston in another round, and fans chanted"We need Bos-ton! We need Bos-ton!" At the final minutes.

Anthony Beauvillier needed a goal and 2 assists, and Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Pulock also believed to help the Islanders beat the top-seeded Penguins in the first round for the second time in 3 decades.

Ilya Sorokin stopped 34 shots to go to 4-0 with a 1.95 goals-against typical from the sequence. He had seven saves in the initial phase, 15 in the second and 12 from the next to complete with 150 in his four starts.

The Penguins outshot the Islanders 12-5 in the next phase, also pulled Jarry to get an excess skater with roughly 1:15 left but could not break through New York's stifling defense.

Zucker put the Penguins ahead 3with their third lead of the match as he tipped a point shot by Evgeni Malkin ago Sorokin at 1:53 of the second phase.

The Islanders then took the lead with two objectives 13 minutes apart. They tied it at 8:35 since Beauvillier brought the puck up the ice, pass to Josh Bailey on the ideal side. Bailey delivered a cross-ice laser move to Nelson on the left side and he immediately beat Jarry.

Off a faceoff in the ideal circle at the offensive zone, Pageau delivered the puck back into Pulock at the ideal point and he fired a slap shot through traffic beyond Jarry to give New York its first lead of the evening.

The Islanders made it 5-3 less than 3 minutes after as Beauvillier brought the puck up the center, dropped a return to Nelson, who fired it past Jarry for his second of the night with 8:26 left in the middle time to draw a thunderous roar from the audience.

On a hurry, Kasperi Kapanen discovered Carter streaking up the centre and he overcome Sorokin throughout the five-hole for his fourth of this sequence.

Beauvillier, who had been crushed up the ice by Carter on his own target, tied it for New York in 5:16 since he got before Sidney Crosby, obtained a pass from Nelson and put a backhander upwards over Jarry about the glove side for his third of this sequence. The goal sent the Nassau Coliseum audience to a frenzy followed closely by mocking chants of"Cros-by!"

Pittsburgh recovered the lead on a power play since Guentzel obtained a pass from Kris Letang at frunt and spun and fired a shot which deflected off Islanders defenseman Pulock and beyond Sorokin for his first of this show with 8:48 remaining from the first.

The Islanders tied it 1:13 later. Following a turnover by the Penguins, Pageau brought the puck to the offensive zone and then fired a shot from the ideal point. Jarry left the stop but the puck deflected into the left and Palmieri, who had the overtime winner in Game 1, immediately set it in.

Malkin had a help on Guentzel's aim from the first period to break a tie with Mario Lemieux (172) for the many postseason points in franchise history. Malkin's aid on Zucker's aim at the next was that his 174th playoff stage. Sidney Crosby is original with 191

The capacity in Nassau Coliseum was enlarged to 9,000. It'd been 1,700 through the season after enthusiasts were allowed to attend, and has been raised to 6,800 for Games 3 and 4 of this sequence.

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The Islanders were rookie ahead Oliver Wahlstrom, who had been hurt in Game 5. Travis Zajac skated in his position for his first match of the set.

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