Brayden’s Point’s go-ahead goal with 20 seconds left in the second period pushed the Tampa Bay Lighting to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 3 at Nassau Coliseum.
It was Point’s NHL-leading 11th goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and his third game-winning goal. He has now scored in an astounding six straight games.
The eventual game-winner came 2:39 after Cal Clutterbuck tied the score for the hosts. Yanni Gourde opened the scoring with his third of the postseason midway through the first period.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for the Lightning, who are 6-1 on the road this postseason. Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots for the Islanders.
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Brind’Amour wins Adams
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour won the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach of the year as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild was second, and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers was third as the other finalists for the award.
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