New York Islanders starting goalie Semyon Varlamov returned to the net for the start of the second period after leaving in the first following a collision with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point in Game 2 of their third-round series Tuesday night.
Point appeared to be shoved into Varlamov by Islanders defenceman Adam Pelech, but was handed a two minute minor penalty for goaltender interference. The Islanders proceeded to score on the power play and even the score at 1-1.
Backup goalie Ilya Sorokin played the last the 6:50 of the opening period in Varlamov's absence.
The 33-year-old Varlamov has posted 5-2-1 record this postseason with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Sorokin has appeared in five playoff games this spring, going 4-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage.
New York took the opening game of the third-round series on Sunday.