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New York Islanders Win Game Two 3-1 Over Pittsburgh Penguins: Three Takeaways

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Anthony Beauvillier #18 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on April 12, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Anthony Beauvillier #18 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on April 12, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 17: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period at the Pepsi Center on December 17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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