Lightning vs Islanders Final: 3-2 - Recap
Tampa Bay needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over New York on Tuesday in NHL action at Nassau Coliseum.
Tampa Bay was an underdog by -103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Nikita Kucherov, who beat Evgeni Nabokov in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Tampa Bay. Valtteri Filppula (2) scored for the Lightning in the victory. Filppula opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 17:07 of the third period. The goal was unassisted.
Ben Bishop turned in a 32-save effort for the Lightning.
Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 34 of 36 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while New York went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot New York 36-34 in the game.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Nashville looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face New York.