After a serious collision with Cape Braden, Islanders network administrator Semyon Varlamov withdrew from the second game on Tuesday night.
With less than 7 minutes left in the first quarter, the Lightning forward was teeing off when he tried to pull a pass from between his legs. When the puck drove away, he was pushed from behind by the islanders defender Adam Pelech and flew into Varlamov.
When the team gathered around him, Varlamov immediately grabbed his head and kept his head down for a long time. The goalkeeper then left the ice and was replaced by rookie Ilya Sorokin. Varlamov did return and began the second phase.
Point was given two minutes for a suspicious call interrupted by the goalkeeper; however, due to Pelleher’s push, he was powerless in the game. The penalty kick scored the first goal of the Chargers. Someone saw him tell the people on the ice to watch the game on the big screen. Jon Cooper sat on the bench and yelled at the referee.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored in the ensuing powerful offense and tied the score 1-1.
Varamov entered the second game against the Chargers with a save rate of 0.930. He has started in the past six games.
Sorokin was relieved to stop all six shots he faced. The 25-year-old netminder started five playoff games (Game 1, 4-6 against the Penguins and Game 1 against Boston) and set a 4-1 record with a save rate of 0.934.