Eliminated last season by Tampa Bay in the Conference final, the New York Islanders will find them this year at the same stadium, after eliminating Boston on Wednesday.
Tampa Bay – NY Islanders, act 2! Last year, the New York franchise was eliminated by that of Florida, which was crowned a little later. This year, the two teams will meet at the same stadium (although this season is a “Stanley Cup semi-final” and not a “Conference final” since the Conferences have been replaced. by Divisions due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic).
The Islanders, fourth in their division in the regular season, clinched their ticket by knocking out third-place Boston with a 6-2 win Wednesday in Game 6 at home. The score was only 1-1 at the end of the first third, after goals from Travis Jajac (9th) and Brad Marchand (18th). But the Islanders upped the pace in the second by scoring three goals in eleven minutes, by Brock Nelson (26th, 33rd) and Kyle Palmieri (37th). Marchand (46th) gave Boston (4-2) hope, but Cal Clutterbuck (60th) and Ryan Pulock (60th) sent New York to the next round by scoring an empty goal in the last minute. The date of the start of the semi-final between New York and Tampa Bay is not yet known.
Nelson’s goal in SLLLOOOOOOOOOOOW MOTION? Safe. pic.twitter.com/XpcPLo2owr
– x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) June 10, 2021
NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2021
Boston Bruins (3) – New York Islanders (4): 2-4 >>> THE QUALIFIED NY ISLANDERS
Match 1 – Boston bruins – New York Islanders: 5-2
Match 2 – Boston Bruins – New York Islanders : 3-4 (ap)
Match 3 – New York Islanders – Boston bruins : 1-2 (ap)
Match 4 – New York Islanders – Boston Bruins: 4-1
Match 5 – Boston Bruins – New York Islanders : 4-5
Match 6 – New York Islanders – Boston Bruins: 6-2