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Barzal’s Overtime Goal Keeps Islanders Alive in Playoffs

In double overtime, Mathew Barzal’s goal kept the New York Islanders from sweeping the series, and he guided the team to a vital victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Barzal showed off his offensive skills in a crucial Game 4, scoring two goals, including the game-winning goal just 1:24 into the second extra period. His deflection of Robert Bortuzzo’s shot gave the Islanders a 3-2 victory and preserved their playoff aspirations.

Along with a goal, Jean-Gabriel Pageau helped the Islanders win, and on his 36th birthday, goalie Semyon Varlamov put on an incredible display, making 42 saves, including 18 vital stops in overtime.

Coach Patrick Roy of the Islanders praised his team’s tenacity and willpower, highlighting the group’s combined offensive and defensive effort. The Islanders’ capacity to rise to the situation and fight to the very end was demonstrated by their triumph.

The Hurricanes currently lead the series 3-1, and the Islanders are hoping to extend their playoff run with newfound momentum and optimism. Barzal’s valiant actions have revitalized the team and created an environment for a fierce contest in the next games.

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