The Tampa Bay Lightning (40-18-6) will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the New York Islanders (28-26-9) on Sunday afternoon. The Lightning are coming off a 2-1 win over Detroit. The Islanders are coming off a 6-3 loss to Boston. Tampa Bay is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games against New York. The puck drops at 2pm EST.
Lightning Going For Fourth Win In Seven GamesThe Lightning snapped their three-game losing streak with a win over the Red Wings in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Islanders, which will give them their fourth win in their last seven games.
Tampa Bay is averaging 3.29 goals per game. They scored two goals on 36 shots in their last game. Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, while Anthony Cirelli had two assists. Tampa Bay has played well defensively, giving up 2.79 goals per game. They gave up one goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win. Brian Elliott got the win for the Lightning after saving 26 of 27 shots. He is 7-3-2 in 13 games with a 2.51 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Islanders Trying To Bounce Back From LossThe Islanders had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Bruins in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Lightning, which will give them their fifth win in their last seven games.
New York is averaging 2.73 goals per game. They scored three goals on 27 shots in their last game. Anders Lee had a goal and an assist for the Islanders. Brock Nelson and Zach Parise scored a goal apiece, while Anthony Beauvillier picked up an assist. New York is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 2.61 goals per game. They gave up six goals in their last game and won’t win too many games if they don’t play better defense. Semyon Varlamov took the loss for the Islanders after giving up six goals on 44 shots. He is 6-13-2 in 22 games with a 2.67 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
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