Islanders vs Lightning Final: 3-2 - Recap
|Islanders vs Lightning Final: 3-2 - Recap|
The Islanders beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Rick DiPietro's Rick DiPietroSaves saves.
New York won as a +157 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
New York got goals from P.A. Parenteau, Michael Grabner, and Matt Moulson in the victory. Grabner opened the scoring at 2:15 of the first period.
Rick DiPietro stopped 28 of 30 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.
Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis and Sean Bergenheim in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Dan Ellis stopped 22 of 25 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-5, while the Lightning were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot New York 30-25 in the game.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Atlanta.