UNIONDALE, N.Y. - John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 with a late comeback Saturday night.
Shut down nearly all night by first-year goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Islanders stormed back in the closing minutes after falling behind 1-0 on Brett Connolly's goal 9:16 into the third period.
Tavares tied it with 3:09 remaining, scoring from the slot while being knocked to the ice, and Lee put New York in front when he deflected in Travis Hamonic's shot. Nikolay Kulemin sealed it with 1:11 left on an empty-net goal, seconds after Tavares left when he was struck in the head by a puck.
Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves for the win.