In a sequence tied 2-2, within the second time beyond regulation, the Islanders acquired a present and capitalized on it.
Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry acquired the puck down by his internet and tried to make an outlet move as much as his teammate Kasperi Kapanen. As an alternative, his move was simply picked off by Josh Bailey, and the long-time Islander buried it as Jarry wasn’t completely set.
“Simply kinda guessed that he may go center and it simply occurred to work out,” Bailey advised MSG+ postgame.
The objective additionally slot in with what coach Barry Trotz advised his guys between the 2 further periods.
“I simply mentioned, ‘Hear, dig in, play the instantly, there’s not a foul shot, maintain and maintain the shifts brief, be on the proper aspect of the puck and it’ll be all about who desires it extra proper now,'” he advised reporters in postgame.
Bailey, in his thirteenth season on Lengthy Island, undoubtedly was on the proper aspect of the puck. He notched his third postseason game-winner in 57 profession video games and the second postseason time beyond regulation winner of his profession — the opposite being in 2019’s Sport 1 in opposition to these similar Penguins.
It was additionally the second time this postseason a goalie miscue led to a second-overtime winner. The Bruins Craig Smith capitalized on a miscue by the Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov and his defenseman Justin Schultz.
The objective gave New York a 3-2 win and a 3-2 lead of their best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff sequence with the Penguins. It additionally marked a spectacular efficiency from Islander netminder Ilya Sorokin, who stopped 48 of fifty photographs by the Penguins. Sport 6 is again at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday. The Islanders now have the possibility to clinch a sequence at residence for the primary time since 1993.