Jordan Eberle Is Still on Fire
Jordan Eberle had five points in the five games to end the regular season. It was an Eberle that we’ve been waiting to see since last season. And one that we’d hope to see going into the playoffs.
In game one, Eberle started the scoring and added another point for his first goal and first multi-point game in the playoffs. It seemed like the Eberle from the regular season was carrying over.
In game two he was back to his scoring ways. Seconds after seeing Shawn Bates in the Coliseum, Jordan Eberle performed his own playoff heroics by collecting a Barzal pass along the half-wall and walking up on Matt Murray to bury a backhand.
It was the first time the Islanders lead all night, and they’d never look back.
With the goal, Eberle now has three points through the first two games of the series. He had two points in his previous 13 career playoff games.
He’s easily turned into a key player for the New York Islanders in the postseason. Something no one expected some ten games form the end of the regular season.
The New York Islanders are up 2-0 in their series against the Penguins with the tilt now shifting to Pittsburgh. With the way things are clicking for the Islanders, it’s hard not to think that the series comes back to Long Island tied at two.