OPEN AND SHUT

Monday, 02.6.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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