Islanders Down Tampa Bay 4-3 - Match Report
|Islanders Down Tampa Bay 4-3 - Match Report|
The Islanders beat Tampa Bay 4-3 on Monday, earning a victory backstopped by Evgeni Nabokov's 23 saves.
The Islanders were a -102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
New York got goals from Kyle Okposo, Michael Grabner, Matt Martin, and David Ullstrom in the victory. Grabner opened the scoring at 6:50 of the second period.
Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 23-save effort for the Islanders.
Martin St. Louis, Benoit Pouliot, and Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.
Anders Lindback stopped 40 of 44 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-7, while the Lightning were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 44-26.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Carolina.