Islanders Come Back From Down 2-0 To Win 3-2 In OT, Force Game 7 In Tampa

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The New York Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinal at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 at Amalie Arena on Friday (8 PM ET, NBCSN). The Lightning led 2-0 after a goal by center Anthony Cirelli 12:36 into the second period.

Lightning center Brayden Point struck first to extend his goal-streak to nine games, one shy of the Stanley Cup Playoff record, 16:02 into the first.

Right wing Jordan Eberle toe-dragged and backhanded one to the blocker-side of Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy while being surrounded by three defenders to cut the Tampa Bay lead in half with 5:38 left in the second period.

Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield tied it with a wrister from the dot to the right post and past the high glove on Vasilevsky with 8:44 left in the third after getting fed by center Mathew Barzal from the high slot. Barzal weaved past two Lightning back checkers.

Left wing Anthony Beauvillier stripped Coleman of the puck in the right dot and ripped one to the glove of Vasilevskiy to cap off the comeback 1:08 into overtime.

The winner of Friday’s Game 7 will play the winner of the Vegas Golden Knights-Montreal Canadiens series, which the Canadiens lead 3-2 with Game 6 set to take place at Bell Centre on Thursday (8 PM ET, USA Network).

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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