UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Brock Nelson scored twice in New York’s three-goal second period and the Islanders advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6.
The Islanders will face Boston in the next round.
Anthony Beauvillier had a goal and two assists, and Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Pulock also scored to help the Islanders beat the top-seeded Penguins in the first round for the second time in three years.
Ilya Sorokin stopped 34 shots to move to 4-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average in the series.
He had seven saves in the first period, 15 in the second and 12 in the third to finish with 150 in his four starts.