Tampa Bay Falls 2-1 to Islanders - Recap
It came down to a shootout and Kevin Poulin foiled the opposition in a 2-1 victory for New York over Tampa Bay Thursday.
New York was an underdog by +142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Frans Nielsen potted the shootout winner for New York. Thomas Vanek scored for the Islanders in the victory. Vanek opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 18:22 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Frans Nielsen and John Tavares.
Kevin Poulin turned in a 29-save effort for the Islanders.
Martin St. Louis scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Kevin Poulin.
Tampa Bay got a 29-stop effort from Ben Bishop in the loss.
New York scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track vs San Jose.