The New York Islanders and Boston Bruins are now tied up at one game apiece in the East Division Final. On Monday, Casey Cizikas of Toronto, Ontario scored his first National Hockey League playoff overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Bruins 4-3 at the Toronto Dominion Garden from Boston, Massachusetts.
Cizikas scored an unassisted marker on the breakaway with five minutes and 12 seconds left in the first overtime period. He was one of three Canadians on the Islanders to score on Monday. The others were Josh Bailey of Bowmanville, Ontario, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau of Ottawa, Ontario. Both Bailey and Pageau scored on the power-play.
Pageau was one of two Islanders to have a multi-point game, as he had two points (one goal and one assist). The other Islander with one goal and one assist for two points was Kyle Palmieri.
This was Cizikas’s first career game-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He now has four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 58 postseason games. Cizikas has now played a decade with the Islanders, and hads not scored a bigger goal in the NHL until Monday night.
The Islanders and Bruins will now shift to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Game three will be on Thursday, and game four will be on Saturday.