UNIDAL, NY – The Islanders won 3-2 overtime on Wednesday night, delaying the closure of the Nassau Stadium for at least some time. Since the home team was forced to play the 7th game, whether the ice can be melted for the last time in Old Barn is now marked as “pending”.
“We are obviously a resilient team and we know we still have a lot of time in the game, so as long as we stick to it, we are lucky to score two goals and win in overtime,” Matthew · Balzal said.
The Islanders’ situation is better than when they were blown out of the Amaliya Arena 8-0 in Tampa the night before. The first goal of that game came only 45 seconds after the puck fell. In this game, they matched the pace of the Bolts in front of the noisy crowd. But when Brayden Point did it again, well, the Brayden Point thing, the fans were quiet.
The Calgary native of Alta Province lights up his ninth consecutive game; only Reggie Ritchie has scored 10 consecutive games to hinder his record.
In the second quarter, the Chargers finished the game with a score of 5 to 3 in about a minute, and then Anthony Cirelli gave them a two-goal lead. His fourth goal in the playoffs was five holes through network administrator Semyon Varlamov. But the Islanders got a goal back with less than six minutes left in midfield when the crowd was completely behind them. Jordan Eberle entered the 6th game with only three goals in the playoffs, and in a six-game scoring drought, he hit the net with a backhand and passed the Vezina Trophy finalist Ander The blocker of Lie Vasilevsky.
The islanders have a chance after that. In the first few minutes of the third quarter, Barzal controlled Steve Yzerman’s possession time. Kyle Palmieri pulled Vasilevskiy out, but couldn’t put the puck behind him. Eberle got his second chance with 12 minutes left in the game.
Maybe they got a jump from Jets guard Greg Van Roten, who threw a sip of beer and then smashed the container on his head. Maybe it’s because it looks as if the crowd is standing on the rest of the road.
With 8:44 remaining, Scott Mayfield-he should probably be called Cross check Nikita Kucherov Eliminated him from the game after a shift-becoming an unlikely islander hero. He stepped down from the right wing and defeated Vasilievsky’s top shelf. This was only his third goal in the playoffs of his career and his first goal since his third game against the Penguins in the first round.
After that, the building was jumping, although the situation for the hometown team became dangerous when Matt Martin sent a high penalty kick with 5:57 left. Varlamov and his staff stopped the Chargers, and as the fans chanted deafening “Let’s Go to the Islanders”, the game entered an exciting overtime.
However, New York does not need much time for additional meetings.
In just 68 seconds, Anthony Beauvillier intercepted a pass deep in the offensive zone-he said he passed out after the game-and buried it.
“To be honest, it feels great. The building that entered the overtime game smelled like cigarettes, and now it smells like beer,” said the shooter. “That place is going crazy, so everyone is happy that we are going back to Tampa.”
When the islanders flew down from the bench and swarmed overtime heroes, the building exploded. When the team celebrated, so did the fans-they threw beer cans and bottles on the ice and stayed there long after the team left the ice.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Balzal said with a smile, before adding that it was “a little dangerous.”
“This is one of the best [moments],” When asked where the sixth game will rank in his career highlights, bench owner Barry Trotz said. “I like this team, the character of this team. This building and what it means to many players, most importantly, our fans. These are great moments. Under the ice rink, everyone hugs each other and beer cans are everywhere. What a scene.
“These are good memories. But we must get another one.”
It will now come down to the seventh game in Tampa on Friday night to determine who will participate in the Stanley Cup.