Lightning Vs. Islanders: Tampa Bay Unable To Overcome First Period, Falls To New York

After spotting the Islanders a three goal lead after one period, the Tampa Bay Lightning were unable to come back against the New York Islanders. The Islanders scoring pace would slow down, but unfortunately, the Lightning’s would as well as they were unable to net a goal after the first period, falling by a final of 5 to 1. John Tavares notched four points for the Isles. Steven Stamkos was the only member of the Lightning able to breakthrough against Al Montoya. It was his first goal of the season.

Dwayne Roloson was pulled in the second period after allowing 5 goals on 18 shots. He was replaced by Mathieu Garcon, who did not allow a goal after facing only 16 Islanders shots. Tampa Bay remained perfect for the season as a penalty killing unit, killing off the Islanders five power play chances.

The Lightning fell to 1-2-1 on the season. They travel to Sunrise for a game against the Panthers on Saturday night.

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