Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.
Matt Murray finished with 32 saves for the Penguins, but Pittsburgh again struggled to generate any sort of offensive momentum against the Islanders.
Almost six years after winning the French Open Juniors title, the 22-year-old Garin finally broke through on the tour, spoiling Ruud's bid to become the first Norwegian victor. And the Islanders are getting scoring from across the lineup with goals from Nelson and Komarov. NY is 4-1 in its last five games as an underdog.
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Garrett Wilson scored for Pittsburgh, which has gotten no points in the series from Sidney Crosby - who had 100 points in the regular season - or his linemate, 40-goal scorer Jake Guentzel. With 12:06 to go in the third period, Eberle broke the tie on a goal assisted by Barzal and Johnny Boychuk. From a sharp angle near the bottom of the left circle, he threaded a shot behind Murray. As Pittsburgh defenseman Justin Schultz pinched in along the left-wing boards, Nelson forced Crosby to turn the puck over, leading to a NY two-on-one.
The home crowd was silent, and then the anxiety grew 62 seconds later when Brock Nelson gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead. Simon had a chance to even the score late in the first period, but Guenztel's crossing pass at the end of a 3-on-1 headed to Simon's stick instead of his skate, emblematic of a series in which few bounces have gone Pittsburgh's way.
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