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Elliott's shutout helps Blues clinch playoff berth

NHL News and Notes @NHL

Brian Elliott (15 saves) had his third consecutive shutout to lead the St. Louis Blues to their ninth victory in 11 games and clinch their fifth consecutive playoff berth.

* At 44-22-9 (97 points), the Blues also moved pulled even with the idle Dallas Stars (44-22-9, 97 points) in terms of points for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference. Dallas holds the ROW tiebreaker (DAL: 42, STL: 39).

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Lightning defenseman Stralman out indefinitely

Fractures leg in win against Islanders, could return during playoffs

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman will be out indefinitely after he sustained a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula playing against the New York Islanders on Friday.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Stralman's season is not over and he could return during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin April 13.

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game recap

Lightning outlast Islanders, regain first in Atlantic

Johnson breaks tie in third period; Tampa Bay loses Stralman with injury

by Corey Long / Correspondent

Lightning net two in nine seconds

NYI@TBL: Lightning net two in nine ticks to gain lead

3/25/16: Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov score nine seconds apart from each other for the Lightning in the 1st period

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TAMPA -- Tyler Johnson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved back into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 7-4 win against the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Johnson broke a 4-4 tie by beating Thomas Greiss at 10:09 for his 13th goal of the season, and defenseman Jason Garrison scored 23 seconds later for a 6-4 lead. Victor Hedman hit the empty net with 1:25 remaining.

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Lightning score twice in 9 seconds against Islanders

Kucherov, Namestnikov give Tampa Bay first-period lead @NHL

Namestnikov's quick one-timer

NYI@TBL: Namestnikov scores seconds after Kucherov

3/25/16: Just nine seconds after Nikita Kucherov scores, Vladislav Namestnikov scores on a one-timer to give the Lightning the lead in the 1st

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The Tampa Bay Lightning scored two goals in nine seconds in the first period against the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Nikita Kucherov scored at 13:42 and Vladislav Namestnikov followed at 13:51 to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead.

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Lightning eye first place in Atlantic

Tampa Bay hosts Islanders, trail Panthers by two points in division

by Corey Long / Correspondent

ISLANDERS (39-24-9) at LIGHTNING (42-26-5)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, TVA Sports, MSG+, SUN

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep pace at the top of the Atlantic Division when they play the New York Islanders on Friday at Amalie Arena.

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