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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
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 18 19 -6 37
K. Okposo 48 12 25 -9 37
B. Nelson 50 20 11 0 31
F. Nielsen 50 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 50 9 15 1 24
J. Bailey 49 8 15 4 23
A. Lee 50 7 14 0 21
N. Leddy 50 3 17 -12 20
R. Strome 39 5 13 -8 18
N. Kulemin 50 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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