Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game in overtime at 2:53 and the Boston Brins defeated the New York Islanders in their home final to finish third in the East Division.
BOSTON – Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game in overtime at 2:53 and the Boston Brins defeated the New York Islanders in their home final on Monday night to finish third in the East Division.
Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, who would finish second to Washington in the first round of the playoffs. There were 16 jatans in Tukka Rusk.
Matthew Barzal and Oliver Wahlstrom scored goals for the Islanders. Simeon Varlamov scored 25 goals before starting the third period by Ilya Sorokin, who stopped 10 shots.
New York will face former champions Pittsburgh in the first round.
Hall cut to the front and defeated Sorokin with a backhander for the game winner.
Varlamov was not on the bench after the second intermission, and Corey Schneider came out in uniform and took about seven minutes in the third period.
Going to victory in regulation, the Islanders pulled Sorokin for an extra skater to play for a minute. Marchand had a long shot that had just widened.
Boston had taken a 2–1 lead when Marchand, stationed at the top of the creek, redirected David Krejci’s pass into the net for his team’s 29th goal at 6:15, but Barzal hit Rusk’s right Killed a wrist on the shoulder. Two minutes later from the high slot.
Varlamov tied it with two solid saves in the closing minutes of the second; Leaving to stop Sean Kurley’s close bid and flashing his left pad to Patrice Bergerone’s shot from the slot.
Trailing 1-0, the Islanders tied it on Wahlstrom’s power-play goal, stopping New York at a 4-on-3 advantage after beating Rusk with his stick.
Hall’s goal took a 1-0 lead in the final minutes of the opening round. A two-man, power-play advantage with the Bruins led to a one-time pass from the opposite side of the ice on a hard-angle shot from Crazy’s pass.
Resort of memories
Fifty years ago, Bobby Orr scored an overtime goal against St. Louis, giving the Stanley Cup to the Brins, after the Hall of Fame defenseman flew horizontally with his stick when he slipped after the puck. In the net. The moment is forever occupied with a statue outside the entrance to the TD Garden.
Monday’s game marked the first day that Massachusetts was allowing 25% capacity at larger venues such as State Gardens and Fenway Park. Attendance for fans was limited to 12% on March 22, due to restrictions due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Come on Bruce!” Mantras were loudly mentioned.
Note: Hall has eight goals with Boston, acquired from Buffalo in a trade-deadline deal. … Bruins forward Ondrej Casey played for the first time on January 16 after sustaining an upper body injury, but forward Charlie Coyle lost the third straight with an upper body injury. … Varlamov entered the league on the night, with seven shutouts.
Islanders: Open playoffs against Pittsburgh.
Bruins: Tuesday night in Washington, concluding the regular season for both teams.
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