The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup playoff matchup against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night, 3-2.
Anthony Beauvillier scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Islanders to the win in what could be the final hockey game played at the Nassau Coliseum with the team set to move into a new arena.
Beauvillier’s goal was part of a string of three unanswered goals from New York to come back from two-goal deficit against the Lightning.Islanders fans drew the ire of some on social media after throwing beer cans onto the ice once the lamp was lit.
Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point got the scoring started for Tampa in the first period. It was the ninth straight game in which Point has had a goal.Anthony Cirelli would put the Lightning up 2-0 in the second period with his fourth score of the playoffs. His score came off an assist from Point and Ondrej Palat.