New York vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 4-1
The Lightning beat New York 4-1 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Mathieu Garon's 16 saves.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Brett Clark, Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Malone opened the scoring at 16:32 of the first period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 16-save effort for the Lightning.
Michael Grabner scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.
Al Montoya stopped 26 of 30 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-3, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 30-17.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Buffalo looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Florida.