After Justin Schultz tied the game at three for the Pittsburgh Penguins with an extra attacker on the ice with 1:31 remaining in regulation, it seemed as if Pittsburgh carried the momentum into the overtime session in Game 1 on the road against the New York Islanders.
New York washed it away as Mathew Barzal took a shot and Matt Murray saved it and then Josh Bailey scored on a rebound 4:39 into overtime as the Islanders took Game 1 against the Penguins 4-3.
Jordan Eberle scored 1:40 into the game for New York.
Phil Kessel tied the game at one later in the first-period for Pittsburgh 4:02 after Bailey’s goal.
Brock Nelson scored a power-play goal for the Islanders with 4:14 remaining in the first-period.
Evgeni Malkin tied the game at two on the power play for the Pittsburgh Penguins with 6:19 remaining in the second-period.
Nick Leddy scored a goal for New York with 7:25 remaining in regulation to give them a 3-2 lead and the rest was history.
Matt Murray made 29 saves for Pittsburgh. Robin Lehner made 41 saves for the New York Islanders.
The Pittsburgh Penguins defense was pushed around in Game 1 and Olli Maatta needs to be watching the rest of the season in the press box in favor of Jack Johnson.
Game 2 will be on Friday Night at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.