TAMPA, Fla. - John Tavares scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
Tavares put the Islanders ahead during a goalmouth scramble with 3:36 left. New York scored twice on the power play after entering with just two on the road this season.
Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for New York, which was coming off a 3-2 loss Friday night at Florida, a game that the Panthers won in a five-round shootout.
Alex Killorn and Anton Stralman scored for the Lightning. Steven Stamkos had two assists.