Bailey scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist during Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals. His second-period tally tied the score at 2-2 and briefly gave the Isles a flicker of hope before the 'Canes took control in the third. The points were Bailey's first of the second round, and he now has four goals and six points through seven postseason contests. The veteran winger may need to produce another big effort if New York is going to avoid getting swept Friday in Game 4.
Bailey picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory against the Penguins during Game 4 on Tuesday. The Islanders swept the Penguins in the first-round series. The 29-year-old beat the Penguins defense to a puck behind the Pittsburgh net late in the first period and set up Brock Nelson for the go-ahead marker. The goal gave the suffocating Islanders defense a lead it would not relinquish, and Bailey also scored an empty-netter to seal the series. Bailey posted three goals and four points in the sweep.
Bailey scored the overtime winner during Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series. The 29-year-old had a chance to win it in the dying seconds of the third period and rang his shot off the post, but Bailey made no mistake in extra time, burying the rebound after Mathew Barzal's backhand attempt also found iron. Bailey was on a roll to close out the regular season, scoring two goals and six points in the last eight games, and it looks like he's carried that momentum with him into the playoffs.
Bailey scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Flyers. The 29-year-old had gone 12 games without finding the back of the net before scoring twice in 83 seconds in the third period to put Saturday's game away. Bailey now has 16 goals on the campaign, leaving him two shy of last season's career high with seven games left on the schedule for the Islanders, and a Metropolitan Division title potentially within their grasp.
Bailey notched an assist for the second straight game, helping his team earn a 5-4 win over Ottawa on Tuesday. Bailey won't do you any favors in plus/minus, where he's minus-3 over his past nine games, but he's doing something right on the stat sheet, scoring eight points in that stretch. He's now reached 50 points on the season and has another nice matchup coming up with the Senators on Thursday.
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