Tampa One Win Away with 4-1 Victory

Tampa Bay Lightning v. New York Islanders
TB Leads 2-1
Game 4

Lineups

  • Tampa Bay Lightning

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn — Yanni Gourde — Blake Coleman

Barclay Goodrow — Anthony Cirelli — Tyler Johnson

Pat Maroon — Cedric Paquette

Victor Hedman — Kevin Shattenkirk

Ryan McDonagh — Zach Bogosian

Mikhail Sergachev — Erik Cernak

Luke Schenn

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Mathieu Joseph, Carter Verhaeghe, Alexander Volkov, Braydon Coburn, Scott Wedgewood, Mitchell Stephens

Unfit to play: Jan Rutta, Steven Stamkos

 

  • New York Islanders

Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle

Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Josh Bailey

Matt Martin — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Cal Clutterbuck

Derick Brassard — Leo Komarov — Michael Dal Colle

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Nick Leddy — Andy Greene

Semyon Varlamov

Thomas Greiss

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

Unfit to play: Casey Cizikas

 

Game Recap

For Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals the New York Islanders look to even the series at two games a piece, but the Tampa Bay Lightning look to follow the Dallas Stars lead and take the 3-1 series lead. In the first period the Lightning would out shoot the Islanders 11 to 5, and while they dominated they play, the Lightning could not capitalize on the lone powerplay of the period. However, at buzzer to end the first, Matt Martin would shoot the puck on net to spark some fireworks between the two teams.

 

In the second period we would see an explosion of goals in a 27 second time span as Brock Nelson would open the scoring for the Islanders to take the 1-0 lead 11:27 into the second, but the Lightning would strike back instantly as Blake Coleman and Ondrej Palat would score 12 seconds apart to give Tampa the 2-1 lead at 11:54 of the period. After the goal explosion both teams would trade powerplay opportunities, but neither team would be able to capitalize on their powerplays.

 

Come the third period the Lightning would strike again as their top line would work their magic as Brayden Point would score to give the Lightning the 3-1 lead, and then late in regulation Pat Maroon would hit the empty netter to give Tampa the 4-1 victory.

 

First Period

NYI Penalty – 8:13 – Adam Pelech 2 minutes for Tripping

NYI Penalty – 20:00 – Matt Martin 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

NYI Penalty – 20:00 – Cal Clutterbuck 2 minutes for Roughing

TB Penalty – 20:00 – Yanni Gourde 2 minutes for Roughing

TB – 0NYI – 0
Shots115
Faceoffs146
Hits1623
Powerplay0/10/0

Second Period

TB Penalty – 6:36 – Ryan McDonagh 2 minutes for Holding

NYI Goal – 11:27 – Brock Nelson (9) from Joash Bailey (18)

TB Goal – 11:42 – Blake Coleman (4) from Yanni Gourde (6) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (1)

TB Goal – 11:54 – Ondrej Palat (8) from Nikita Kucherov (18) and Brayden Point (16)

TB Penalty – 13:06 – Kevin Shattenkirk 2 minutes for Delay of Game

NYI Penalty – 14:49 – Mathew Barzal 2 minutes for Holding

TB – 2NYI – 1
Shots2517
Faceoffs2517
Hits3435
Powerplay0/30/2

Third Period

TB Goal – 3:33 – Brayden Point (9) from Ondrej Palat (5) and Nikita Kucherov (19)

TB Penalty – 13:52 – Ondrej Palat 2 minutes for Hooking

TB ENG – 17:35 – Pat Maroon (1) from Yanni Gourde (7) and Cedric Paquetter (2)

TB – 4NYI – 1
Shots3627
Faceoffs3421
Hits4748
Powerplay0/30/3

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