The Pittsburgh Penguins won the first round series 5-4 against the New York Islanders on Thursday night in Long Island.
The third period of this duel is more than fun, because the “islanders” have found a way to tie the game twice.
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With less than four minutes to go in regulation time, Brandon Tanev’s victory ended the debate. The winger hit the puck on the fly as Christopher Letang sent it into the net. The Quebec defender had a lot of play, scoring one goal and two assists.
Jeff Carter also expressed his opinion on this victory. Forward from Los Angeles Kings on April 11 hit the target twice. The veteran seems to have discovered the fountain of youth since the playoffs began. He now has three goals and four points since the start of the playoffs.
Jason Zucker is another ‘Pence’ scorer. His goal and Carter’s first, Evgeny Malkin provided assists. The Russia center player has been playing his first game since the last meeting of his team on a regular season. He had previously suffered discomfort with the injury, the nature of which his team did not disclose.
Scott Mayfield, Call Coulterbuck (twice) and Anthony Beauvilleer provided the “islanders” response. In all three cases, it was the first win in the series.
Before the Penguins net, Tristan saved 26 by issuing. Verlamov was tested 27 times.
The two clubs will reconnect at the NASA Coliseum on Saturday afternoon for the fourth clash.