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Filppula scores twice in final 3 minutes and again in SO as Lightning rally past Islanders 3-2

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Filppula scores twice in final 3 minutes and again in SO as Lightning rally past Islanders 3-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally the Tampa Bay Lightning past the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its sixth straight loss at home.

Filppula scored his second third-period goal off a scramble with 3.8 seconds left to force overtime. He also scored at 17:07 to cut New York's lead to 2-1. He has 12 goals on the season.

Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders.

Nielsen also scored in the shootout but the game ended when John Tavares couldn't convert the final Islanders chance against Ben Bishop.

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