The New York Islanders reached the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday following a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers. In the four-game series, a major reason for the Islanders success was due to the offensive prowess of Anthony Beauvillier of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.
Beauvillier had three goals and two assists for five points in four games. He was a +1 with one power play goal, two game winning goals, two penalty minutes, 16 shots on goal, two blocked shots, eight hits, two takeaways, and three giveaways. In the qualifying round, Beauvillier leads the NHL with two game winning goals and a shooting percentage of 18.8.
On Friday, in the Islanders’ 5-1 win over the Panthers, Beauvillier was one of three Canadians on the Islanders with a multi-point game. He scored the first two goals of the game. The first from Josh Bailey of Bowmanville, Ontario, and Brock Nelson at 11:32 of the first period, and the second from Mathew Barzal of Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Ryan Pulock of Dauphin, Manitoba. Barzal had one goal and one assist, while Bailey had two assists.
As the first round is about to start next week, Beauvillier leads all Islanders in points with five. He is also the co-leader in goals with three. Beauvillier is tied with Jean-Gabriel Pageau of Ottawa, Ontario.