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Mike McKenna gets shutout in Lightning's 1-0 win over Islanders

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TAMPA, Fla. - Mike McKenna made 28 saves for his first NHL shutout, and Gary Roberts scored in the third period in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

McKenna was making his second career NHL start and third appearance overall.

Roberts, playing in his second game after missing 28 games with a left elbow injury, redirected Steve Eminger's shot with 6:26 left.

The Lightning stopped a four-game losing streak.

Yann Danis stopped 27 shots for the Islanders, who have lost two in a row following a four-game winning streak. Danis won his previous four starts.

Tampa Bay starting goalie Mike Smith missed his third straight game because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. Lightning general manager Brian Lawton said Smith is expected to practice by Monday and could play soon after.

"He's progressing nicely," Lawton said.

Danis made several strong saves, including an in-close chance by Martin St. Louis, when Tampa Bay kept the puck in the Islanders' zone for the entire two minutes of a first-period power play.

McKenna stopped a right-circle shot by Trent Hunter and then used his stick to keep the loose puck from going into the net in the second.

Tampa Bay defenceman Matt Smaby and Islanders enforcer Tim Jackman fought four seconds into the game. Jackman and Lightning star Vincent Lecavalier had a fight during New York's 3-1 win over the Lightning on Tuesday night.

Notes: The Lightning traded LW Jussi Jokinen to Carolina for LW Wade Brookbank, D Josef Melichar and a fourth-round draft pick. Lawton said Melichar will join Norfolk of the AHL, while it hasn't been decided where Brookbank will play. ... Islanders D Mark Streit and C Nate Thompson sat out with shoulder injuries. ... Tampa Bay D Andrej Meszaros (left arm) had his stretch of playing in 298 consecutive games end. ... New York LW Sean Bergenheim returned after missing the previous eight games with a strained side.

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