“People don’t know,” New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz said, “Brock just had a child the other day, him and his wife, and so he’s been dealing with that. He played Game 4 (Saturday). . his wife had a baby in the afternoon. . . he played that night with no sleep. He came to Boston (for Game 5), we got him into Boston late that night, played that game.
“I think today you saw him fresh and happy to have a new child with his wife, his wife home, and all that. I think he settled in and played a Brock Nelson game.”
The former Warroad High and UND star scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in a series-clinching Game 6 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series on Wednesday night.
Former UND standout Travis Zajac also scored for the Islanders, who will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the conference finals for a second-straight year.
“Whenever you have an opportunity to close out a team, you want to bring