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Beauvillier, Islanders beat Lightning in OT to force Game 7

Anthony Beauvillier scored 1:08 into overtime and the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Wednesday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their Stanley Cup semifinal series.

Jordan Eberle and Scott Mayfield scored for the Islanders, who rallied from two goals down in the second period. Semyon Varlamov finished with 22 saves.

Brayden Point scored for the ninth straight game and Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots.

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks back for the puck after it bounced back out of the net on an overtime goal by New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 3-2. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

Beauvillier got his stick on the puck to pick off a pass in the right circle, gathered it and quickly beat Vasilevskiy on the first shot on goal of the extra period.

Game 7 is Friday night in Tampa, Fla.

Mayfield tied at 2 with 8:44 left when he got a pass from Mathew Barzal, skated into the right circle and beat Vasilevskiy with a shot that went in off the crossbar.

New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

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New York Islanders fans cheer during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) takes the puck up the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot from the New York Islanders during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) and New York Islanders right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) battle for control of the puck during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)

New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) controls the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)