National Hockey League

Isles stay alive: Eberle seals 2-1 2OT win over Lightning


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Jordan Eberle scored on a two-on-one break 12:30 into the second overtime and the New York Islanders avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday night.


With Mathew Barzal entering the Lightning zone, the Isles worked the puck to Pulock, who blasted a shot from just above the left circle that beat Vasilevskiy on the short side, with Lee screening the goalie.


Defenseman Luke Schenn caught the Islanders on a line changing in feeding a long pass to Blake Coleman , who drove up the right wing and had his shot stopped.


The Lightning squandered an opportunity in failing to score while getting three shots on net during a four-minute power play spanning the end of the third period and overtime.


Vailevskiy came up big at the other end six minutes into overtime by reaching out with his left pad and glove to foil Barzal, who was set up driving to the net.


In the final minute of the first period, Boychuk's skate blade broke, and he had difficulty getting to the bench, after blocking Hedman's shot from the left point.






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