The Lightning’s defense looks completely different compared to the last five games. Defensive zone coverage has improved and the Lightning are playing well in front of Mathieu Garon. Tampa Bay did not allow the Islanders to register a shot on goal until 12:43 of the second.
Garon didn’t have to do much in the second period, or the entire game thus far for that matter. He has only faced 10 shots through two periods.
Vincent Lecavalier lit up the lamp at 15:14 of the second period, beating Garon high to extend the Lightning’s lead to 2-0.
No penalties were called in the second period, although there should have been a few, including when Lightning forward Tom Pyatt had a breakaway midway through the second period and was taken out by an Islander player. There should have been a penalty shot or at least a two minute minor.
The Islanders had only four shots in the second period and the Lightning had nine.