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Islanders vs Lightning Final: 2-0 - Recap

Tampa Bay couldn't break through the New York defense on Thursday, failing to score on Evgeni Nabokov in a 2-0 loss at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

New York was an underdog by +111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.

Brad Boyes and John Tavares each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 10:22 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Moulson and Brad Boyes.

Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 18-save effort for the Islanders.

Tampa Bay got a 27-stop effort from Anders Lindback in the loss.

On the power play, New York went 1-for-1, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 29-18.

New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track vs Carolina.