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OPEN AND SHUT

Monday, 02.06.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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OPEN AND SHUT
Lightning 3, Islanders 2 (Final/OT)

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The Tampa Bay Lightning scored early and scored late and as a result, they left Long Island with an overtime win, defeating the Islanders, 3-2.
 
In the first period, the Lightning struck quickly, taking a lead on their first shot of the game, just 1:22 in. Collecting the puck just inside the blueline of the Islanders' zone, defenseman Paul Ranger sent a floater down low that Fredrik Modin redirected over Rick DiPietro's glove.
 
Thanks to a solid penalty kill, featuring unusual suspects like Eric Godard, the Islander were able to stay within reach of the Lightning, shutting down the Lightning on three powerplays in the first period. The Islanders had a chance of their own with the man-advantage, but couldn't beat Sean Burke.
 
A four-minute powerplay, thanks to Ruslan Fedotenko's high-sticking penalty on Brad Lukowich, didn't help the Islanders tie things up in the second period, but the hot hands of Miro Satan and Mike York did. Jason Blake got things started, carrying the puck to the Lightning goal, but a fanned shot left the biscuit on Satan's stick in the corner of the Lightning's zone. A quick pass later and Mike York dropped to one-knee at the faceoff dot, putting a hard shot over Sean Burke's shoulder and off the metal in the back of the net.
 
The first half of the third was a somewhat quiet affair, but once again York and Satan provided a spark. Satan made a clean cross-ice pass to send Brent Sopel up ice, through the neutral zone. Taking the puck into the attacking zone along the boards, Sopel saw York streaking up-ice on the far side and hit him with a smooth helper that York buried with a wrister to Burke's stick-side for his second goal of the night.
 
After kicking things off with an early goal, Tampa Bay potted one late as well. With Burke pulled and just 1:12 left on the clock, the Lightning tied the game at two goals apiece on Dan Boyle's shot on net from the point. A screened DiPietro didn't even see the shot, which was tipped in the slot by Martin St. Louis and beat him high to his glove side.
 
In overtime, an open net for Mark Parrish quickly became an Islanders loss, as a blocked shot was sent up-ice to a waiting Vincent Lecavalier. Breaking in on DiPietro, Lecavalier, faked a shot and deked to the left, pulling down DiPietro before putting the puck into a yawning net.
 
OFF THE ICE: Three Stars of the Night: 1. Vincent Lecavalier, 2. Mike York, 3. Rick DiPietro... Garth Snow is back from a one-game conditioning stint in Bridgeport, along with Wyatt Smith, while Jeremy Colliton and Wade Dubielewicz returned to Connecticut... For the Islanders, John Erskine (healthy), Alexei Zhitnik (ankle), Kevin Colley (neck) and Petteri Nokelainen (knee) were scratched, while the Lightning sat Dmitri Afanasenkov (healthy)... Brad Lukowich and Rob DiMaio have each donned the other team's crest... The Islanders are tied in the all-time series with Tampa Bay... After the third game of a four-game season series, the Lightning hold a 3-0 edge, having won at home and twice on the road.

FORWARDS
(55) Jason Blake-(79) Alexei Yashin-(45) Arron Asham
(7) Trent Hunter-(16) Mike York-(81) Miroslav Satan
(12) Oleg Kvasha-(17) Shawn Bates-(37) Mark Parrish
(28) Wyatt Smith-(49) Eric Godard

DEFENSE
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek
(8) Tomi Pettinen-(3) Brent Sopel
(4) Joel Bouchard-(25) Brad Lukowich
(44) John Erskine

GOALTENDERS
(39) Rick DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow

LIGHTNING
FORWARDS

(33) Fredrik Modin-(19) Brad Richards-(26) Martin St. Louis
(20) Vaclav Prospal-(4) Vincent Lecavalier-(17) Ruslan Fedotenko
(34) Ryan Craig-(27) Tim Taylor-(18) Rob DiMaio
(14) Norm Milley-(8) Martin Cibak-(76) Evgeny Artyukhin

DEFENSEMEN
(54) Paul Ranger-(22) Dan Boyle
(13) Pavel Kubina-(5) Darryl Sydor
(44) Nolan Pratt-(21) Cory Sarich

GOALTENDERS
(1) Sean Burke
(47) John Grahame

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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