Taylor Hall scored the game-winner 2:53 into overtime as the Boston Bruins locked up the No. 3 seed in the East with a 3-2 victory over the visiting New York Islanders on Monday night.
Understanding overtime would net Boston the 3rd seed regardless, New York pulled its goalie with roughly 90 seconds staying and the rating tied 2-2 however could not develop a game-winner.
The Bruins outshot the Islanders 18-4 in the first period. It wasnt until the final minute that Boston broke through.
On a 5-on-3 after Leo Komarov got a double minor for a slash and subsequent late hit on David Pastrnak, Hall capitalized seven seconds in with a snipe from the right of the internet for a 1-0 lead at 19:21.
Hall has eight objectives in 16 games with Boston.
With Hall in the box for cross-checking Nick Leddy during a 4-on-4, Wahlstrom equalized for the Islanders on a one-timer 1:38 into the 2nd. The objective was the rookies 12th.
Marchand scored his 29th after tipping in a feed from Krejci directly to his stick in the crease at 6:15, and New York once again knotted the rating just 2:16 later when Barzal put home his 17th while surrounded by 3 Bruins defending.
Boston forward Ondrej Kase, playing his very first video game considering that Jan. 16, left with an upper-body injury sustained in the second period.
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Oliver Wahlstrom and Mathew Barzal tallied for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made 25 conserves over the very first 2 durations before being changed by Ilya Sorokin to start the 3rd period for undisclosed factors. Sorokin included 10 saves.
The Bruins (33-15-7, 73 points) will face the Washington Capitals in the preliminary of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Boston will conclude its routine season at Washington on Tuesday.
The Islanders, playing their season ending, had a possibility to leap the Bruins in the standings with a regulation win. New York (32-17-7, 71 points) will deal with the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 1.
Hall also scored in regulation for the Bruins, Brad Marchand had an objective and a help and Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots. David Krejci added three assistants.
Oliver Wahlstrom and Mathew Barzal tallied for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves over the very first 2 periods prior to being replaced by Ilya Sorokin to start the third period for undisclosed reasons. Sorokin added 10 conserves.