Islanders recover, defeat Bruins in OT in Game 2


Casey Cizikas scored at 14:48 of overtime, and the New York Islanders evened the Stanley Cup Second Round with a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 at TD Garden in Boston on Monday.

Cizikas won it on a breakaway after a turnover by defenseman Jeremy Lauzon at the Bruins blue line.

Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, the No. 4 seed from the MassMutual East Division.

Semyon Varlamov made 39 saves in his first since Game 3 of the first round, a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 20. Ilya Sorokin started the next four, including a 5-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 on Saturday.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored in the third period for the Bruins, the No. 3 seed. Tuukka Rask made 35 saves.

Video: NYI@BOS, Gm2: Marchand buries dart on power play

Game 3 is at New York on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS).

Bergeron cut it to 3-2 at 10:34 of the third period with a one-timer between the top of the circles.

Marchand tied it 3-3 with 4:54 remaining with a wrist shot from the left circle on a power play after the Islanders were penalized for having too many men on the ice.

New York almost took the lead on a late power play after Boston defenseman Mike Reilly played the puck with a broken stick, but Rask made back-to-back saves against Anthony Beauvillier at 17:17 and 17:21.

Charlie Coyle scored on the Bruins’ first shot at 2:38 of the first period when he powered his way past Leddy in the left circle and stuffed a shot past Varlamov at the far post.

Josh Bailey tied it 1-1 at 6:52 of the second when his shot from the top of the right circle hit Lauzon and trickled between Rask’s legs for a power-play goal.

Palmieri knocked in Nick Leddy‘s rebound off the end boards at 11:00 of the second to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead.

Pageau made it 3-1 with a one-timer off a pass from Beauvillier at the edge of the crease for another power-play goal at 17:21 of the second.

Video: NYI@BOS, Gm2: Pageau nets Beauvillier’s silky pass

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