Latest Mathew Barzal News

Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll. The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the...

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

Jun. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There’s little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years. The New York Islanders haven’t achieved as much...

Islanders win 5-4 to take 3-2 lead in series over Bruins

Jun. 07, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With five minutes left and his New York Islanders bleeding away their three-goal lead, coach Barry Trotz called a timeout and told his players to breathe. “He just calmed everyone down," said forward Josh Bailey, who had a goal and an assist in the 5-4...

Pastrnak's open-net miss a bad sign for Bruins coach Cassidy

Jun. 06, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, like just about everyone rooting for Boston, watched Patrice Bergeron coasting toward the net and pictured the potential go-ahead goal. “You’re thinking, ‘Shoot it! Shoot it!’” Cassidy said on Sunday, a day after the...

Barzal scores late, Islanders beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 4

Jun. 05, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal was at the right place at the right time for the New York Islanders. Barzal scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night to even the second-round playoff series...

Islanders staying focused against Bruins amid series deficit

Jun. 04, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The New York Islanders have been in this situation before — trailing in a series after three games. They're just keeping their focus on the next game. They trailed 2-1 against Pittsburgh in the first round before winning three straight to take the series. Now, after...

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 03, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brad Marchand knew he didn't have a great angle on his shot in overtime. He just fired the puck at the net and it got past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov. Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat New York 2-1 Thursday night...

Bruins look to halt Islanders momentum in pivotal Game 3

Jun. 03, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

After Boston's overtime loss in Game 2, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy knows the New York Islanders have seized some momentum, having evened the second-round series with the next two games at home. “I think there is a little momentum, you can’t deny that.” Cassidy said...

Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2

May. 31, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Casey Cizikas saw the open ice ahead. And he knew the Boston defense would be coming on quickly. “I knew that D-man was going to be tracking me hard,” Cizikas said Monday night after his breakaway goal with 14:48 gone in overtime gave the Islanders a...

Clutch captains lead way into 2nd round of NHL playoffs

May. 29, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

Right about the time the Boston Bruins made a “C” change by naming Patrice Bergeron captain, the Vegas Golden Knights decided to have a captain for the first time and knew Mark Stone was the only man for the job. “It became clear that he is the leader of the...