Bruins Take 2-1 Series Lead on Islanders after Brad Marchand’s Overtime Winner
Brad Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 3 to take the lead in the second-round playoff series. In the extra period, Charlie McAvoy brought the puck up the ice along the left side and passed to Marchand, who skated along the boards and fired a sharp-angle shot into the top right corner past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov. Craig Smith also scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots — including five in overtime. Mathew Barzal scored the tying goal late in the third period for New York, and Varlamov finished with 39 saves.