Well, that game escalated quickly for the New York Islanders.
A five-goal third period with boatloads of penalties and skirmishes erupted at Nassau Coliseum, but even though the Islanders attempted a valiant comeback, they came up short as the Pittsburgh Penguins skated to a 5-4 win. Pittsburgh now holds a 2-1 series lead after taking the last two games.
“Sometimes it’s a little bit of puck luck,” Barry Trotz said after the game. “They got some bounces they went their way. We chased the game all day today. I thought we played pretty well. We didn’t give them a lot, but any time we gave them something, they scored.”
There’s a lot to dissect from this from this one so let’s take a deeper look.