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Recap - Lightning Defeat New York 3-2

Recap - Lightning Defeat New York 3-2

The Islanders came up short Thursday against the Lightning, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

The Lightning were a -225 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Sami Salo clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 13 for the Lightning. Ryan Callahan (2) scored for the Lightning in the victory. Callahan opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 0:29 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Radko Gudas and Valtteri Filppula.

Ben Bishop turned in a 25-save effort for the Lightning.

Matt Donovan and Ryan Strome scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-3, while the Islanders were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 31-27.

Tampa Bay heads into a battle against the Sabres. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.