Islanders outscore Penguins 6-4 And Lock Series Up At 2
I guess the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t learn their lesson from last year when goaltender Andre-Marc Fleury got bombed by the Philadelphia Flyers, or the year before that when they were also ousted in the 1st round. On Tuesday night Fleury stopped only 18 shots. The feisty Islanders now go to Pittsburgh for game 5 with much confidence they take out the top seeded Pens.
The Isles shouldn’t feel all that comfortable either. Their net minder, Evgeni Nabakov hasn’t been much better, allowing 17 goals in the 4 games. He will be in net for game 5 Thursday night. The question is will Penguins coach Dan Blysma change to Tomas Vokoun? He committed to neither after game 4.
This wild game 4 saw lead change after lead change, neother team able to hold a lead for long. Each club scored once in the 1st, twice in the 2nd. The Isles led 1-0 but Pittsburgh tied it 45 seconds later.
In the 2nd the Isles took a 2-1 lead. The Pens tied it again 58 seconds later. Pittsburgh went ahead 3-2, but this time the Isles tied it 7:28 after that.
To the 3rd we went and just 41 seconds in Pascal Dupuis gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead. However this time the islanders stormed back and scored the last 3 goals.
1st it was Mark Streit scoring his 2nd of the night just over 4 minutes later then Dupuis goal. While viewers probably waited for Pittsburgh to get the next goal it never came. Instead John Tavares potting his 2nd of the series giving New York a 5-4 lead. However this time it was the Isles getting the next and last tally,a soft goal allowed by Fleury. Casey Cizikas swooped in and with 1 hand beat a baffled Fleury for the cushion and the last goal of the night.
The crowd went wild as the Nassau Coliseum rocked as it hadn’t in years. The heavy under dog Islanders giving the mighty Penguins all they can handle and from the looks much more then Marc-Andre Fleury can handle.