PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry bounced back from a shaky performance to stop 39 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders with a taut 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Jarry, who gave up four goals in the opener, picked up the first playoff win of his career as Pittsburgh won for just the second time in its last 12 postseason games.
Game 3 is Thursday night in New York.
Bryan Rust and Jeff Carter scored during a dominant first period, and Jarry did the rest to outduel New York’s Semyon Varlamov.
Varlamov, unavailable for Game 1, made 43 saves, including several highlight-reel stops in the third period.
Josh Bailey’s slick backhand in the later stages of the second period drew the Islanders within a goal, but Jarry hung tough down the stretch,
In a regular-season game:
CANUCKS 4, FLAMES 2ADVERTISEMENT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko had 38 saves and Vancouver withstood a late barrage and held on to beat Calgary.
Tyler Myers, Travis Hamonic and Brock Boeser each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks. Rookie Nils Hoglander rounded out the scoring for Vancouver with a goal in the closing minute of the first period.
The Canucks seemed poised for a shutout until Andrew Mangiapane scored for the Flames late in the third. Matthew Tkachuk added Calgary’s second goal with a minute left in the third period.
Louis Domingue played his first game for the Flames and stopped 20 of 23 shots.
The Flames and Canucks will wrap up their seasons Wednesday with a matinee in Calgary.
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