Edmonton – Blake Coleman equalized 15 seconds after the New York Islands took the lead, 12 seconds later Ondrej Palat scored a go-forward goal and a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.
Brighton Point added a goal in the third period when he returned after missing Game 3 with an injury. The point was visually played after the Islands defenseman was caught by Adam Pelech in the third period and he missed the rest of the game, although he and Lightning’s best players led the series 3-1 with big reasons when he was in the snow.
Tampa Bay put 36 shots on the net, wore New York defenders and worked with rival goaltender Semyon Verlamov. Andrei Vasilevsky, who played every minute of every game this post-season, has saved 26 to push the edge of their first Cup final appearance since 2015.
Pallet, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov’s “triples” line sparkled for that final, and this year Pallet, Point and Kucherov’s first line could have been even better. Combining all three of these in the third period goal, three quick goals in the second provided some breathing room after the angry stretch.
Brock Nelson, who beat Vasilevsky 11:27 in the second period, put the islanders ahead with a perfect shot. Tampa Bay responded with a Coleman goal on the next shift, and then Palat scored three in 27 seconds.
In Game 3, the series that started getting shells at the end of Friday, there were some high tensions. New York’s Matt Martin shot the puck at the first period horn, earned a sportsman-like behavior penalty and pushed and shook some.
Even as the islanders added tough guy Ross Johnston to their lineup, the temperature never boiled down to a full-scale fight. But it was up to time in Game 5.
Notes: Patrick Maroon closed it with an empty net. డ Michael Doll Colle came for the islanders to bring Johnston in.… Verlamov ended up with 32 savings. రుపు Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman played 29:12
Game 5 Tuesday night.