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Montoya helps lead Islanders past Lightning 5-2

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Al Montoya made 36 saves, helping the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Nate Thompson put Tampa Bay ahead 61 seconds in, lifting a rebound past Montoya.

But, the Islanders scored four straight goals before Thompson helped set up a goal by Dominic Moore with the Lightning holding a two-man advantage midway through the third period.

Josh Bailey scored first for New York on a power play midway through the opening period.

The Islanders took the lead when Kyle Okposo redirected a shot by Milan Jurcina past former teammate Dwayne Roloson at 5:16 of the second.

Matt Martin added a second-period goal, and Frans Nielsen and Michael Grabner had short-handed goals in the third.

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