Czech hockey striker Ondřej Palát scored the winning goal in the match with the New York Islanders, his Tampa won 4: 1, leads the series 3: 1 and the only win separates her from advancing to the Stanley Cup final.
The Islanders took the lead after a goalless first period in the second half after Brock Nelson’s intervention. But in fifteen seconds Blake Coleman equalized and in the next twelve he led the Lightning team after a hit by Ondřej Palát, who finished a great match and rejoiced in the eighth goal in this year’s playoffs.
Ondřej Palát’s goal:
Three goals fell in 27 seconds, the third shortest time in NHL playoff history. And Lightning scored two goals in the shortest range in the playoffs in club history.
In addition, at the beginning of the third act, the Czech striker, who was declared the second star of the duel, assisted with a shot by Brayden Point, who returned to the squad after a one-match absence due to injury. Tampa sealed the victory in the opponent’s power play to an empty goal 144 seconds before the end.
Lightning players can decide how to proceed on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.
NHL Playoff Semifinals:
Eastern Conference – Match 4 (Edmonton):
New York Islanders – Tampa Bay 1:4 (0:0, 1:2, 0:2)
Goals: 32. B. Nelson – 32. Coleman, 32. Palát, 44. Point (Palát), 58. Maroon. Shots on goal: 27:36. Played without spectators. Match Stars: 1. Point, 2. Palát, 3. Kucherov (all Tampa Bay). Series condition: 1: 3.