NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Palmieri and Matt Martin scored 44 seconds apart late in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 Friday night to cut their first-round series deficit to 2-1.
Casey Cizikas, Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee also scored as New York got four goals in a 2:18 span late — the fastest four goals in Stanley Cup playoff history — to pull away.
Ilya Sorokin stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who had a pair of one-goal losses in the first two games at Carolina.
Jesper Fast scored for the Hurricanes. Antti Raanta finished with 32 saves.
Game 4 is back at the UBS Arena on Sunday.
BRUINS 4, PANTHERS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist, Linus Ullmark stopped 29 shots and Boston topped Florida in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Charlie Coyle, David Pastrnak and Nick Foligno also scored for Boston, which reclaimed home-ice advantage and took a 2-1 lead in the series. Dmitry Orlov had a pair of long outlet passes that became assists for the Bruins, who improved to 50-3-0 this season when allowing no more than two goals.
Alex Lyon stopped 23 of 26 shots for Florida, the Pastrnak goal with 11:28 remaining chasing him and having Florida send in Sergei Bobrovsky.
Gustav Forsling and Sam Reinhart had goals for Florida, which didn’t get anything past Ullmark until 5:19 remained.
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