NEW YORK -- New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano didn't hold back prior to the morning skate Monday. He questioned the Islanders' work ethic in light of a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday while calling out struggling forwards Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome and Josh Bailey.
The Islanders responded Monday night at Barlcays Center with emphatic 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning powered by a goal and two assists from captain John Tavares, and three goals in a 5:15 span of the second period.
NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn lifted his head so he could look around the dressing room Monday morning at Barclays Center. He could see Victor Hedman and Braydon Coburn sitting across from him, J.T. Brown, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson in succession on his left.
He did not see Steven Stamkos. He did not see Anton Stralman. He did not flinch.