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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

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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