Islanders takeaways from 2-1 win, including 30 saves by Semyon Varlamov

Mat Barzal celebrates Game 1 ECF goal with teammates

Mat Barzal commemorates Video game 1 ECF objective with colleagues

The Islanders set the tone in the Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Video Game 1, 2-0, on the roadway Sunday afternoon.

Takeaways from the video game

1) Mat Barzal‘s hot streak from the Boston Bruins series brought ideal over to this one. Getting a feed from the Isles protective zone all the method to the other blue line, Barzal won his 1-on-1 match and credited the web, putting the puck in between Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s legs to begin the scoring in the video game in the 2nd duration.

2) Ryan Pulock‘s persistence was type in the Isles’ 2nd objective of the video game. Battling hard in the forecheck, Pulock got the puck towards the boards however observed area to his left, so he took it. Surveying, he chose to rip a slap shot that Vasilevskiy simply could not manage as it went under his ideal arm to make it a 2-0 video game.

3) Semyon Varlamov was electrical in the 2nd round series, and he kept that momentum going to stop among the hotter groups in the league today when pucks came his method. He ended up with 30 minimizes 31 shots.

4) The Lightning pulled Vasilevskiy with about 2:30 to play as they attempted to get on the board prior to it was far too late. Simply over 40 seconds later on, Brock Nelson was required high-sticking to provide Tampa Bay a 6-4 benefit for the last minutes of guideline. Brayden Point put in the very first Lightning objective of the video game — on their 31st shot of the video game — with 53.7 delegated play to shoot some life into the Tampa bench, however it was too little too late, as the Islanders took Video game 1, 2-1.

5) This is an excellent method for the Islanders to begin the East finals this time around, after falling in the very first 2 video games of in 2015’s series versus Tampa Bay.

What’s Next:

Video Game 2 in between the Islanders and Lightning is on Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.