Barzal scores late, Islanders beat Bruins 4-1 to tie series
Mathew Barzal broke a tie late in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night to even the second-round playoff series at two games apiece.
Kyle Palmieri, Casey Cizikas and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for New York and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots.
David Krejci scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask finished with 30 saves.
Game 5 is Monday night in Boston, with Game 6 back at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Islanders took the lead when Scott Mayfield’s point shot was redirected and deflected off Charlie McAvoy in front and Barzal batted the puck out of the air and past Rask with 6:57 left. Barzal scored for the second straight game after going scoreless for the first eight games of the postseason.
Boston pulled Rask for an extra skater with 1:12 left. Cizikas — who had the overtime goal in Game 2 — sealed it with an empty-netter nine seconds later, and Pageau added one with three seconds to go.