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WATCH: Coyle opens Bruins-Islanders Game 2 with awesome goal

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BOSTON -- The Bruins had a tremendous start to Game 2 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the New York Islanders thanks to Charlie Coyle.

The third-line center used his speed, strength and offensive skill to make a strong push toward the net and beat Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov for the game's first goal just 2:38 into the opening period.

Check out a replay of the goal in the video below: 

The Weymouth, Mass., native also made a little history with the tally:

Coyle struggled during the regular season with 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 51 games.

If he gets hot in the playoffs, that would be a massive boost for the Bruins' scoring depth. Coyle had a fantastic second-round series in 2019 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which the B's won in six games. A similar performance this year versus the Islanders would likely yield another positive result for Boston.