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by Eric Hornick / New York Islanders
Thursday, October 21- Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30

[MSG+2 (Islanders pre-game at 7:00pm), WRHU 88.7FM]

Game 2 of this four-game trip is in Tampa against the Lightning Wednesday.

The Lightning are also off to a good start; they handed Dallas their first loss of the season on Monday night to move into a tie for first place in the Southeast Division.  Steven Stamkos is off to a solid start, with 5 goals and 4 assists in the first five games.

The Bolts took three of four from the Isles last season, outscoring the Isles 17-9.  The Islanders have dropped three straight in Tampa since Trent Hunter’s overtime goal gave Scott Gordon his second win as an Islander coach two October’s ago.
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