There was definitely a push over the final two periods to get back into the game, but it wasn’t enough for the New York Islanders in Game 2.
Two early goals from the Pittsburgh Penguins were the difference as they skated to a 2-1 win and evened the first-round playoff series as it shifts back to Long Island.
“I thought we stabilized after the first 10 minutes and at the end of the first period I think the chances were fairly even,” Barry Trotz said. “I thought the second period we did a really good job on the penalty kill. We got a little bit of momentum from it, and our second period was pretty strong — for the most part.
“Third period, we needed more of a push.”
Let’s take a look at some of the major happenings from this postseason battle.
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