The New York Islanders overcame a third period comeback to win in OT. 

The Islanders lost Game One of their playoff series in Boston 5-2, putting more importance on getting a split on the Bruins’ ice before coming home.

They trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes on Monday night, but scored three unanswered goals in the second period. Entering the third, they felt pretty good with a two-goal lead.

That lead evaporated and the two teams headed to overtime.

Boston had a few good looks at Semyon Varlamov but one bad pass turned into a breakaway for Casey Cizikas, who buried the OT GWG to tie the series.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.