May 1, 2002
Islanders: Yashin, 3 (Aucoin, Miller), power play. 3:41.
Maple Leafs: Roberts, 2 (Domi, Kaberle). 13:27.
Maple Leafs: Healey (roughing), 2:34.
Islanders: Kvasha (roughing), 7:55.
Islanders: Scatchard (holding the stick), 15:40.
Islanders: Chris Osgood, 12.
Maple Leafs: Curtis Joseph, 9.
The Islanders silenced the crowd early, grabbing the lead on Alexei
Yashin's power-play goal, the Islanders' 11th power-play score of the
series. The opening seven minutes belonged to the visitors, who had
six of the first seven shots of the game. But the tone changed later
and Gary Roberts tied the game on a strong rush to the net. Chris
Osgood came up lame after the goal, holding his right knee, but he
tested it with solid saves on Roberts and Alyn McCauley. The big hits
belonged to Shawn Bates, who clobbered Darcy Tucker, and Roberts, who
shouldered Mark Parrish to the boards.
INSIDE THE FIRST PERIOD
PLUS: Another power- play goal, the Islanders' 11th of the series,
got them off to a solid start. Alexei Yashin corralled a pass from
Adrian Aucoin at the point and beat Curtis Joseph stick side for his
third goal of the playoffs.
MINUS: Just as in Game 1, the Islanders negated their strong start by
allowing the Leafs to build momentum and eventually tie the score. A
turnover led to Gary Roberts' goal, which was scored off a nifty
behind-the-back pass from Tie Domi.
Maple Leafs: Mogilny, 3 (Reichel, Tucker). 2:37.
Maple Leafs: Green, 2, unassisted. 13:48.
Islanders: Blake (double-minor for high-sticking), 4:00.
Maple Leafs: Team (bench minor for too many men), 8:35.
Maple Leafs: Reichel (holding), 11:10.
Islanders: Osgood, 9.
Maple Leafs: Joseph, 13.
Leafs Go Up by Two
Toronto seized the advantage early in the period, scoring on a
delayed penalty to the Islanders. Robert Reichel's quick pass to
Alexander Mogilny and Mogilny's quick shot beat Chris Osgood for a 2-
1 Leafs lead.
The Islanders could have gotten a boost from killing off a four-
minute penalty to Jason Blake, and they had back-to-back power plays
following that, but Curtis Joseph stood strong.
Travis Green waltzed in deep and fired a wrist shot over Osgood's
left shoulder with 6:12 left to provide the Leafs with a two-goal
lead entering the third.
INSIDE THE SECOND PERIOD
MINUS: With back-to- back power plays and a one-goal deficit, the
Islanders got nothing going offensively. In this series, they lived
by the power play and there was no life in these two, although Curtis
Joseph made several good stops.
MINUS: Steve Webb, an inspirational player for much of this series,
had one hit through two periods, which illustrated the lack of fire
the team had through 40 minutes of their most important game.
Islanders: Miller, 4 (Scatchard, Hamrlik). 4:23.
Maple Leafs: Mogilny, 1 (Roberts, McCauley), empty net. 19:20.
Maple Leafs: Kaberle (holding), 12:03.
Islanders: Osgood, 4.
Maple Leafs: Joseph, 9.
Shots-on-goal leaders (game)
Islanders: Hamrlik, 7.
Maple Leafs: McCabe, McCauley, 5 each.
Ice-time leaders (game)
Islanders: Aucoin, 37:42.
Maple Leafs: McCabe, 29:32.
They Get Their Chances
Kip Miller's pinpoint wrist shot 4:23 into the period revived the
Islanders and promised to make the final minutes memorable. A late
power play promised even more. Alexei Yashin, who drew the penalty
when Tomas Kaberle was forced to hold the Isles big center behind the
Leafs' net, had the best chance, but his wrist shot was turned aside
by Curtis Joseph.
With a little more than three minutes left, Yashin fed Shawn Bates on
a two-on-one, but the return pass was broken up by a sliding Bryan
The Islanders threw all they had at the Leafs but it was not enough.
INSIDE THE THIRD PERIOD
PLUS: Kip Miller was the only Islander who kept up the shoot-high
trend on Curtis Joseph and scored his team- high fourth goal to bring
the Islanders to within 3-2 with 15:37 to play. Miller, a midseason
addition, provided more offensive spark than any other player.
MINUS: Forgetting what got them to Game 7, the Islanders could not
get the puck to the slot on their final power play and never got a
quality shot or a chance for a rebound before the Leafs scored on the