Islanders v. Lightning – Breaks Give Isles Game One

New York Islanders v. Tampa Bay Lightning – Game 1

Game Recap:

Down in Tampa Bay the Lightning and New York Islanders would face off for game one of their Stanley Cup Semifinals series, and it would also be the second year in a row the two teams would face off in the third round of the playoffs. In the first period Matt Martin would try to mix things up with Barclay Goodrow, and they would both take unsportsmanlike conduct penalties eight seconds into the game. After the minors were over the Isles would get the first powerplay of the game, but the Bolts would shut them down, and then again later in the period.

Come the second period the game would still be scoreless until Mathew Barzal would score for the Islanders while on a break into the Bolts zone. Barzal moments later would then give the Isles another powerplay opportunity, but the Bolts would be up to the task, and then earn a powerplay of their own. To start the third period the Bolts would continue their powerplay, but to no success. Ryan Pulock would unleash a bomb from the point to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. Late in regulation Brock Nelson would take a high sticking penalty to give Tampa would get their second powerplay opportunity, and they would capitalize as Brayden Point would score for the Lightning. However, time would run out and the Islanders would take game one 2-1 for the early series lead.

Lineups:

New York Islanders:

Leo Komarov — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Josh Bailey
Kyle Palmieri — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Travis Zajac
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy — Scott Mayfield
Andy Greene — Noah Dobson

Semyon Varlamov
Ilya Sorokin

Scratched: Cole Bardreau, Kieffer Bellows, Austin Czarnik, Anatoli Golyshev, Simon Holmstrom, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Dmytro Timashov, Sebastian Aho, Samuel Bolduc, Braydon Coburn, Thomas Hickey, Grant Hutton, Bode Wilde, Ken Appleby, Cory Schneider
Injured: Michael Dal Colle (undisclosed), Oliver Wahlstrom (lower body)

Tampa Bay Lightning:

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Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn — Anthony Cirelli — Steven Stamkos
Yanni Gourde — Barclay Goodrow — Blake Coleman
Ross Colton — Tyler Johnson — Pat Maroon

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev — David Savard

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Alex Barre-Boulet, Mitchell Stephens, Daniel Walcott, Fredrik Claesson, Cal Foote, Mathieu Joseph, Luke Schenn, Ben Thomas, Christopher Gibson
Injured: None

Final StatsNYI – 0TB – 0
Shots3131
Faceoff Wins2818
Hits4140
Powerplay0/30/2

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