TORONTO (AP)-Thomas Grease stopped 16 shots, and the New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1993, defeating Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 2 of the second round series on Saturday.
Brock Nelson had a goal and two assists, and defenders Scott Mayfield and Andy Green scored 3:46 apart in the first period. Anthony Beaubilier had an empty netter left at 6:18, and New York failed to finish the series by losing two previous games overtime and then bounced back to Tampa Bay Lightning.
Grace first posted his first career playoff shutout in Game 7. He replaced Semillon Valamov with the third appearance and the second start of the series. Game 6 5-4 times overtime loss.
Although not specifically mentioned, Coach Barry Trottz of the Islanders asked a player about the goaltender in a pre-match press conference and said he was injured.
After recording 26 saves with 3-2 wins in Game 4, Grace won the final two wins of the series in New York.
The Islanders face a short turnaround that they have to travel to Edmonton, Alberta to face the well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning in the final series of conferences on Monday. Lightning has been turned off since Monday’s Game 5 doubled 3-2 overtime to Boston.
Tampa Bay is the third meeting between the two teams, winning the previous two in five games, including the 2016 Round Two series.
The Flyers ran out of gas in a game that retreated 3-0. As a result, Coach Alain Vignol drew Carter Hart for the remaining attacker for the remaining 7 minutes. Hart has stopped 22 rounds.
The Islanders won Game 7 after becoming the third team in the second round of the playoffs and wasting a 3-1 series lead. The Dallas Stars and Las Vegas Golden Knights made it to the tournament in the finals of the Western Conference after winning Game 7 of the series each Friday night.
The flyer participated in the playoffs by ending the regular season by winning 9 of the last 10 games before the season was suspended due to the March coronavirus. He then wiped out three qualifying rounds to get the top seed in the conference, then eliminated Montreal in six games and resumed where it left off.
Defense became a problem. After allowing just nine goals in the first seven playoff games, he gave up 31 in the last nine games.
Philadelphia’s Power Powerplay units were particularly confused by closing the playoffs that went to 0 at 17 in the last eight games, converting only four of the 52 chances.
After losing to the Flyers in the 1975 semifinals and losing to the final playoff meeting of the 1987 Second Round Series, Isles improved Game 7’s record to 4-5, 1-2 against Philadelphia. did.
The Flyers had an early edge and Sean Couturier shot off the post in the opening minutes after missing Game 6.
Then the Islanders started by creating some opportunities from the top line centered around Andersie.
Mayfield started scoring at 9:27, the first career playoff goal. The Islanders moved the puck in proper position towards Mayfield around the top, from where he had enough room to glide from a distant post to shoot a shot. And Matthew Versal previously caused a mess.
The goal provided a reward after a broken pole in Mayfield propelled the flyer on the ice and Ivan Provorov scored double overtime in Game 6.
Due to Nelson’s poor liquidation attempts, Green scored in less than four minutes. Derrick Brasard drove the right post to catch the flyer’s attention, sending a pass from the center to the green on the left green, from which he snapped the shot to the open side. Hart didn’t expect a pass, so he was late for diving.
Nelson then converted Josh Bailey’s pass to 3-0 with a 2:1 break with a 2:1 break at 8:34. Nelson kicked off the Flyers Captain Claude Jurax from the back of the New York End and started playing.
Philadelphia processed just three shots in the second period, but Greiss blocked Kevin Haze with a sharp left pad.
After 2013, Fliers, who lost in the first three rounds of their playoffs, were refused to participate in the finals of the conference for the first time since 2010.
Note: Flyers became 9-8 and 1-18 in Game 7 when following Playoff Series 3-1. Their only series wins from the 3-0 deficit against Boston in the second round of 2010 gathered. …When leading the series 3-1, the islander improved to 11-0.
The Islanders: The Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay on Monday at 8 pm Eastern Time.
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