UNIONDALE – Brad Marchand realized he didn’t have a good angle when he took his shot in overtime. And the disc is still falling behind goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov.
Marchand played the champions at 3:36 after overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night in Game Three of their series.
In the extra period, Charlie McAvoy carried the disc to the left wing and handed the disc to Marchand. The attackers skated along the board and took a narrow-angle shot that landed in the right corner.
“Obviously it wasn’t a great angle, but every ball, especially in overtime, has a chance to get into the net,” Marchand said. You can’t search for a snapshot and this is another great example. I wanted to send the disk to the network and found a way to get in. It relaxes. “
Varlamov wasn’t sure what happened in that shot and said he must have seen the replay.
“It was a strange shot, but the disc found the strings,” he simply noted.
Craig Smith also scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask blocked 28 shots, including five in overtime, and the Boston Troop led 2-1 in that series.
“I’m trying to be patient and calm in goal,” said Rusk. The situation makes no difference. You are just trying to save and give your team a chance to win. “
Matthew Barzal tied the score late in the third half. Varlamov, who made the second consecutive start for the islanders, finished the match with 39 saves.
“Both teams played hard,” Barzal said. It’s hard to digest for 10 minutes and then you turn the page. We know there is a lot we can build on tonight. We’ve been in this situation before in the first round. “
Part four will take place Saturday evening, at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Bruins had their first strong game in the game early in the third period and threw five shots, but Varlamov shut the door.
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Brandon Carlo defender Bruins was helped off the ice after a rigorous Cal Clutterbuck body scan near the board. The Bruins had to deal with five defensive players and coach Bruce Cassidy indicated that Carlo would be reassessed on Friday.
Varlamov, who made 21 saves in the third half, made a superb save at David Pasternak to keep the score 1-0. In the play The Bruins’ Second Force, Varlamov once again faced their attacks.
Barzal made the tie thanks to a great individual effort. He picked up the disc behind the Bruins’ net and went back to Rask’s right. The goalkeeper stopped his attempt, but Berzal shoved the disc into the net on his second attempt.
“I thought we were clearly the better team,” Cassidy said. They obviously came out strong in extra time. Tuukka made some saves and we jumped the crossbar for the winning goal. We felt we deserved this goal. “
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