TAMPA BAY 3, ISLANDERS 2, SO

Friday, 11.17.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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TAMPA BAY 3, ISLANDERS 2, SO
Islanders fall to Tampa Bay in seven-round shootout

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By Jason Lockhart

The Islanders (8-6-3) came up just short, dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker in a shootout against Tampa Bay Friday night at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Islanders fell behind 2-0 early in the first period, but fought back to tie the game in the second period on goals by Radek Martinek and Mike York. Rick DiPietro stopped 36 shots in regulation and overtime as the Islanders have now earned points in five consecutive road games.

Nikita Alexeev scored his seventh of the season at 2:32 of the first period to put Tampa Bay up 1-0. Vincent Lecavalier skated in 2-on-1 and fed Alexeev for a perfect pass and an easy tap-in.

The Lightning capitalized on a power play to go up 2-0. Brad Richards fired a high wrist shot at 5:08 of the first period for his sixth goal of the season.

Martinek scored his first goal of the season on a slap shot past the glove of Johan Holmqvist to cut the lead to 2-1 at 8:00 of the period.

Richards had a glorious chance to make it 3-1 with just over three minutes remaining in the second period. He broke in all alone, but DiPietro stopped Richards' forehand to keep it 2-1.

Viktor Kozlov dished off a pass to York, who blasted a rocket over Holmqvist to make it 2-2 with only 39 seconds remaining in the second period. It was York's fifth goal of the season.

The teams were held scoreless in the third period and overtime.

In the shootout, seven Islanders shooters could not put one past Holmqvist. Dmitry Afanasenkov's wrist shot in the seventh-round of the shootout squeaked through the pads of DiPietro for a 3-2 Tampa Bay victory.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Johan Holmqvist: Stopped 29 shots in regulation and overtime, and seven in the shootout to record win
2. Rick DiPietro: Made 41 saves including six in the shootout
3. Dmitry Afanasenkov: Recorded the game-winner in the shootout
4. Radek Martinek: A strong defensive game was rewarded with his first goal of season
5. Vincent Lecavalier: Two assists

Stat of the Game: The Islanders had no power plays in the game.

Slapshots: Assistant coach Danny Flynn received 13 stitches just below the eye after being hit with an errant stick during the first period¦Chris Campoli was a healthy scratch¦Before tonight, Radek Martinek last scored a goal on January 19, 2006 at Carolina¦The Islanders are now 2-2 in shootouts¦Rick DiPietro has stopped 15 of 17 shootout attempts.

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6 Sean Hill

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 81 Miroslav Satan
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park


TAMPA BAY
Goaltenders
40 Johan Holmqvist
30 Marc Denis

Defensemen
7   Luke Richardson - 71 Filip Kuba
54 Paul Ranger - 22 Dan Boyle
44 Nolan Pratt - 21 Cory Sarich
3   Doug Janik

Forwards
15 Nikita Alexeev - 4 Vincent Lecavalier - 26 Martin St. Louis
20 Vaclav Prospal - 19 Brad Richards - 17 Ruslan Fedotenko
29 Dmitry Afanasenkov - 9 Eric Perrin - 34 Ryan Craig
74 Nick Tarnasky - 24 Andreas Karlsson

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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