Tristan Jarry’s blunder costs penguins; The jets sweep the tankers
New York Islanders forward Josh Bailey received a gift early in second overtime Monday night when Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry’s ice pass went straight to him.
âAt first I was just trying to fix it and wanted to get a good shot, then I ran out of time and gave up,â he told reporters.
His shot beat the glove side of Jarry, the same place the goalie gave up other goals in the series, for a 3-2 win and a 3-2 lead in the Top Seven series.
But the Penguins rally around Jarry as they face a must-see road game on Wednesday.
“It’s a team game,” defenseman Kris Letang told reporters. “It’s nobody’s fault. We’re winning as a team. We’re losing as a team. We’re going to shake him up and he’s going to bring his A game like we did tonight, and we’re going to go out there and try to win. Thu.”
The Penguins were blocked for the second straight game by Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (48 saves). Jarry finished with 26 saves, but Penguins coach Mike Sullivan noted that if the goalkeeper hadn’t made much of Jordan Eberle in the first overtime, there wouldn’t have been a second. OT.
âWe will rally around him,â Sullivan said. âHe’s been a really good goalie for us all year. He will continue to be a good keeper for us as we move forward.
The jets sweep the tankers
The Winnipeg Jets advance to the next round after completing a shocking four-game sweep against the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-3 triple overtime victory.
The Jets shut out NHL top scorers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in the first two games and recovered from a 4-1 deficit in the third period to win Game 3.
McDavid scored his first goal of the series on Monday, but Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele equalized in the third period with his second of the game, and Kyle Connor scored the winner of the longest game in Jets history. The last three games of the series were in overtime.
Edmonton defenseman Darnell Nurse played over 62 minutes in the game, the third largest in NHL history.
The Jets will face the series winner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens. Toronto took a 2-1 lead with a 2-1 victory on Monday.
McDavid scored 105 points in 56 games, including 22 points against the Jets, during the regular season.
âThe regular season doesn’t mean anything,â he said.
Panthers, savages stay alive
After goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger were retired in Florida’s last two games, the Panthers gave Spencer Knight his first playoff start.
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored on his first shot against him on a 2-1 break, but it was while finishing with 36 saves in a 4-1 win that held up elimination.
âHe was just a rock all night,â defenseman MacKenzie Weegar said. “He just put that one behind him. He matured after that.”
Knight, 20, is the youngest goalkeeper to start an elimination match.
“I don’t think about the outcome, I just pull away from it and just have fun in the moment,” he said.
Minnesota rookie Kirill Kaprizov and veteran Zach Parise scored their first playoff goals as the Wild stayed alive with a 4-2 win in Game 5 at the Vegas Golden Knights. The Wild were beaten 40-14.
Toronto to Montreal, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN. The Maple Leafs lead 2-1.
Nashville to Carolina, 8, CNBC. Series tied 2-2.