Lightning take Game 1, Route Islanders 8-2

Tampa Bay Lightning Lines and Defencive Pairings

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn — Anthony Cirelli — Tyler Johnson
Barclay Goodrow — Yanni Gourde — Blake Coleman
Pat Maroon — Cedric Paquette —
Victor Hedman — Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev — Zach Bogosian/Luke Schenn
Andrei Vasilevski
Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Braydon Coburn, Mathieu Joseph, Alexander Volkov, Scott Wedgewood, Carter Verhaeghe
Unfit to Play: Steven Stamkos, Jan Rutta

Islanders Projected Lines and Defencive Pairings

Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Josh Bailey
Derick Brassard — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Leo Komarov
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield
Nick Leddy — Andy Greene
Thomas Greiss
Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Michael Dal Colle, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Tom Kuhnhackl, Andrew Ladd, Sebastian Aho, Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Thomas Hickey, Christopher Gibson

Unfit to play: None

1st Period Analysis and Summary

Tampa Bay gets one the board early 1:14 in with a Brayden Point goal on a long shift for the first line. That is Point’s 7th goal in the postseason.

Tampa Bay goes on the penalty kill at 2:49 on an Interference call. Blake Coleman serving the penalty for the Lightning.

The Islanders tie the score up with a Jordan Eberle power play goal at 4:33.

The Islanders head to the penalty kill at 6:16 when Andy Greene is called for a Holding the stick penalty.

The Lightning take the 2-1 lead with a Victor Hedman power play goal, his sixth goal in the postseason at 8:12.

Ryan McDonagh makes it a 3-1 Lightning game when McDonagh scores his first goal in the 2020 postseason at 10:46.

After the McDonagh goal, Thomas Greiss is replaced in net with Semyon Varlamov. The hope here looks to be to stop the bleeding and rejuvenate the Islanders.

Tampa Bay heads to the penalty kill at 15:00 when Nikita Kucherov heads to the box for a Hooking call.

For the Islanders, they have to strike on this power play advantage to keep the contest close but New York is unable to convert on the extra man advantage and the score remains 3-1 Tampa Bay.

The Islanders go on the power play again when Mikhail Sergachev heads to the penalty box on a Tripping call at 18:13.

At the end of 20, the Tampa Bay Lightning are up 3-1. When the second period begins, there will be 13 seconds left in the Islanders power play.

TB GoalBrayden Point (7)Assisted byBlake Coleman (5)Luke Schenn (1)1:14
TB PenaltyBlake Coleman forInterference2 min minor2:49
NYI PP GoalJordan EberleAssisted byAnders Lee (1)Mathew Barzal (9)4:33
NYI PenaltyAndy GreeneforHolding the Stick2 min minor6:16
TB PP GoalVictor Hedman (6)Assisted byBrayden Point (13)Nikita Kucherov (13)8:12
TB GoalRyan McDonagh (1)Assisted byNikita Kucherov (14)Mikhail Sergachev10:46
TB PenaltyNikita KucherovforHooking2 min minor15:00
TB PenaltyMikhail SergachevforTripping2 min minor18:13

1st Period Stats

NY IslandersTampa Bay
Faceoffs10 for 166 for 16
Power Play1 for 3 (:13 left in PP)1 for 1

2nd Period Analysis and Summary

The power play comes to an end and Tampa Bay gets full control back. There were no shots during the remaining 13 seconds on the power play. There is a battle of puck possession for the first few minutes of action in the period.

After a video replay, Tampa Bay is credited with a goal after the puck crossed the line quickly. Yanni Gourde is credited with the goal at 4:03. The goal is Gourde’s fourth in the postseason.

Victor Hedman heads to the box after a Hi-sticking penalty at 8:13. Jean-Gabriel Pageau heads to the box on a hooking call at 10:56. The Islanders head to 5-on-3 for two seconds when Andy Greene heads to the box for a Hi-sticking call.

Tampa Bay take the 5-1 lead when Brayden Point scores the Power Play goal, on the Greene penalty, at 13:18. That goal would be Point’s second in the contest.

The Islanders head to the Power Play when Andrei Vasilevskiy trips Derick Brassard at 17:53. Pat Maroon will serve the penalty.

The second period comes to an end with the Lightning leading 5-1.

TB GoalYanni Gourde (4)Assisted byPat Maroon (3)Kevin Shattenkirk (6)4:03
TB PenaltyVictor HedmanforHi-sticking2 min minor8:13
NYI PenaltyJean-Gabriel PageauforHooking2 min minor10:56
NYI PenaltyAndy GreeneforHi-sticking2 min minor 12:54
TB PP GoalBrayden Point (8)Assisted byVictor Hedman (5)Nikita Kucherov (15)13:18
TB PenaltyAndrei Vasilevskiy (served by Pat Maroon)forTripping 2 min minor17:53

2nd Period Stats

NY IslandersTampa Bay
Faceoffs22 for 3513 for 35
Power Play1 for 52 for 3

3rd Period Analysis and Summary

4-on-4 action occurs when matching roughing penalties are called at 4:57 and the Islanders Ross Johnston gets a misconduct penalty.

At 5:57, Nikita Kucherov scores his fifth goal of the postseason, giving the Lightning the 6-1 lead.

At 8:46, Nick Leddy scores his third goal in the postseason. The Lightning now lead 6-2

Ondrej Palat scores at 9:31 to give the Lightning the 7-2 lead.

Derick Brassard goes to the box on a slashing call at 12:37.

Yanni Gourde scores on the power play, his second goal of the night, and the Lightning lead 8-2.

The Islanders go on the penalty kill on a Too Many Men call at 15:20. Jordan Eberle will serve the penalty. The Islanders face a 5-on-3 when Matt Martin goes to the box for Delay of Game-Puck over Glass at 15:31.

The game ends when Tampa Bay routes the New York Islanders 8-2

NYI PenaltyMatt MartinforRoughing2 min minor4:57
TB PenaltyMikhail SergachevforRoughing2 min minor4:57
NYI PenaltyRoss JohnstonforMisconduct10 min4:57
TB GoalNikita Kucherov (5)Assisted byBrayden Point (14)Kevin Shattenkirk (7)5:51
NYI GoalNick Leddy (3)Assisted byAnders Lee (2)Jordan Eberle (9)8:46
TB GoalOndrej Palat (6)Assisted byBrayden Point (15)Nikita Kucherov (16)9:31
NYI PenaltyDerick BrassardforSlashing2 min minor12:37
TB PP GoalYanni Gourde (5)Assisted byKevin Shattenkirk (8)Victor Hedman (6)13:15
NYI PenaltyToo Many Men served byJordan Eberle2 min minor15:20
NYI PenaltyMatt Martinfor Delay of Game-Puck over Glass2 min minor15:31

3rd Period Stats

NY IslandersTampa Bay
Faceoffs28 for 5426 for 54
Power Play1 for 53 for 6

Upcoming Games:

Game 2: Wednesday, September 9 — 8 pm ET
Game 3: Friday, September 1 — 8 pm ET
Game 4: Sunday, September 13 — 3 pm ET
Game 5: Tuesday, September 15 — 8 pm ET
Game 6: Thursday, September 17 — 8 pm ET
Game 7: Saturday, September 19 — 7:30 pm ET

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