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Sami Salo scores in 13th round of the shootout, Lightning top Islanders 3-2

Thursday, 03.27.2014 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sami Salo scores in 13th round of the shootout, Lightning top Islanders 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. - Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom.

Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail Montreal by two points for second place in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay, 6-0-4 in its last 10 games, has two games in hand on the Canadiens.

The Islanders got goals from Ryan Strome and Matt Donovan. Right wing Kyle Okposo, who has a team-best 27 goals and 69 points, was a late scratch.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82