The Islanders hosted the Bruins Saturday and played a very strong third period of hockey, which lead them to victory over the Boston Bruins. Some of the best hockey played by this group of guys all year. Pageau and Komarov were a very solid pair tonight. Barzal found the back of the net along with Jordan Eberle and Seymon Varlamov stood tall between the pipes.
The Isles came out on the slower side during the start of this period. Brad Marchand found the back of the net once again to make it a 1-0 game. From there on out, the Islanders played very strong hockey. Pageau came out firing on all cylinders and found the back of the net with a little help of Leo Komarov. Over the next minutes, the Islanders were on top. They were firing shot off the All-star goalkeeper Tuukka Rask. With lots of shots, has to come a goal at some point. Jordan Eberle sniped one right past Rask to make this a 2-1 game.
The Islanders definitely did not come out with as much intensity as the first period. There was little action during this period and honestly not the greatest hockey. The Bergeron-Marchand connection strikes once again, tying the game at two apiece. Boston honestly just played a much simpler game during the second period. There was work that needed to be done for both teams going into a tied-up exciting third period.
This may have been one of the best periods of Isles hockey all year. Komarov and Pageau played stood out. These two guys have been unbelievable all season and to see them come together in such a strong game should make Islanders fans happy. Barzal got on the board tonight. The 2019-20 fastest skater was buzzing this third period of action. Some of the best Islanders hockey that we’ve seen in a long time. The final score was 4-2 as the big bad bruins crumble to the ground.
After a heartbreaker against the Penguins, it was great to see these guys come together and win against one of the best teams in the league. Varlamov looked solid tonight and this is something that the Isles should ride on for the next upcoming games. Great win overall for the boys on the island tonight. Putting 4 goals past Rask isn’t very easy and the Isles made it look so.