Islanders vs Lightning: Anthony Cirelli #71 of the Tampa Bay Lightning carries the puck against the New York Islanders during the first period in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2021 in Tampa, Fla.
Islanders vs Lightning: Highlights| 2021| Game 2| Game 3
|History||New York Islanders
|Home arena||Nassau Coliseum|
|City||Uniondale, New York|
|Colors||Royal blue, orange, white
|Owner(s)||New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. (Scott D. Malkin, governor)|
|General manager||Lou Lamoriello|
|Head coach||Barry Trotz|
|Minor league affiliates||Bridgeport Islanders (AHL)
Worcester Railers (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||4 (1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83)|
|Conference championships||6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84) [note 1]|
|Presidents’ Trophy||0 [note 2]|
|Division championships||6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1987–88)|
Victory goal: Ryan Prock defeated Andre Vasilevsky with an unscreened shot from the right point to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead at 5:36 in the third period.
Main statistics: Lightning is currently 37-16 in postseason power play (43.2%), accounting for 41.0% of 39 playoff goals.
turning point: The Islanders penalty kill made Lightning a one-power playshot at the first 1:24 of the third period. Semillon Barramov then set aside Alex Kiron from the slot at 3:47 to prevent Lightning from restraining and setting up the game. Pulock winner.
Did you notice? Islander co-owner Jon Ledecky was at the Amalie Arena stand in Game 1 and took a selfie with his fans. He also supports his niece Katie Ledecky in the US Olympic Swimming Trial in Omaha, Nebraska this week.
The Islanders and Lightning meet again, this time during another season unlike any other.
Their Stanley Cup semifinals series,
which begins Sunday in Tampa, Fla., will be a rematch of the playoff battle in the Edmonton bubble last September, in which the Lightning defeated the Islanders in six games on the way to their first Stanley Cup title in 16 years.
Head coach Barry Trotz memorably said at the start ofThe Islanders and Lightning meet again, this time during another season unlike any other.
The Lightning and Islanders meet in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
- Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 thanks to an 8-2 victory in Game 1 on Monday.
- Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point each tallied five points in Monday’s win, setting a new franchise record for points in a playoff game.
- The eight goals on Monday tied the Lightning’s franchise record for goals in a playoff game.
Brock Nelson scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:25 remaining in the third period,
and the New York Islanders recovered for a 5-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Friday.
After Tampa Bay scored twice in the third to tie it 3-3, Anthony Beauvillier sent a spinning pass to the right face-off circle, where Nelson gave New York a 4-3 lead on a wrist shot.