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Round 2, Gm 3: Lightning at Islanders

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Islanders' Bailey steps up in Game 3 loss

New York fails to defeat Tampa Bay despite forward's two goals

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

New York Islanders forward Josh Bailey probably would have woken up Wednesday in a much better mood had he and his teammates been able to win Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning the night before.

Bailey scored two goals and came within a brilliant glove save by Lightning goalie Ben Bishop of a hat trick in Tampa Bay's 5-4 overtime win at Barclays Center. Bailey missed the previous two games because of an upper-body injury sustained in Game 6 of the first round against the Florida Panthers,

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Experienced Lightning never felt out of it

Get tying goal late in Game 3 against Islanders, win in OT to grab 2-1 series lead

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

NEW YORK -- It started in warmups, when New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic bumped Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle at the red line and the two had words. It escalated in the second period, when Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey crushed Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin with a hard, clean check that sent him flying onto his back and gliding to the dressing room.

This was Brooklyn. This was the first second-round Stanley Cup Playoff game the Islanders had hosted since 1993. And with the fans roaring, the Islanders were going to re-establish their gritty identity, throwing hits, generating traffic, getting pucks to the net, showing how tough they could be to play against.

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Drouin shows Lightning 'he's a warrior'

Returns from big hit, assists on tying goal in Game 3 win against Islanders

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Less than one month ago, Jonathan Drouin didn't know if he ever would play for the Tampa Bay Lightning again. But you can bet they're happy to have him now.

Drouin set up Nikita Kucherov's game-tying goal with 38.4 seconds left in the third period before Brian Boyle scored 2:48 into overtime for a 5-4 win against the New York Islanders in Game 3 at Barclays Center on Tuesday.

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Islanders proud of effort, frustrated by result

New York wastes excellent first period, can't hold three one-goal leads in OT loss

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders came out flying Tuesday, just as they were expected to do in their first home game in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1993.

But the Islanders managed one goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the first period despite peppering him with 17 shots, and they failed to take a one-goal lead into the locker room when Lightning forward Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal with 12.5 seconds remaining.

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Instant analysis: Lightning at Islanders, Game 3

Drouin returns from big hit to set up tying goal; New York blows big opportunity

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

NEW YORK -- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Barclays Center on Tuesday. The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

Brian Boyle scored 2:48 into OT. The puck ricocheted off the end boards to Boyle stationed to the right of the net. It went off his right skate, and he collected it calmly and put it into the net before goaltender Thomas Greiss could recover.

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Lightning tie it late, win Game 3 in overtime

Boyle goal gives Tampa Bay 2-1 series lead against Islanders

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Boyle's overtime winner

TBL@NYI, Gm3: Boyle beats Greiss to win it in OT

R2, Gm3: A shot caroms to Brian Boyle at the side of the net, who fires it into the twine to give the Lightning a 5-4 overtime win

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NEW YORK -- Brian Boyle scored 2:48 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 5-4 win against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Barclays Center on Tuesday.

The Lightning, who trailed by one goal three times and tied the game in the final minute, took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is here Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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Situation Room Initiated Challenge: TBL @ NYI - OT

original call stands - good goal Tampa Bay Lightning

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Situation Room: TBL vs. NYI, Gm3

Situation Room: Boyle's overtime winner stands

R2, Gm3: The referees review offside prior to Brian Boyle's overtime winner, and the call stands as a good goal to give the Lightning the win

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At 2:48 of overtime in the Lightning/Islanders game, the Situation Room initiated a review under the terms of a Coach's Challenge to review whether Tampa Bay's Brian Boyle was off-side prior to his goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Boyle had possession and control of the puck as he entered the attacking zone, even though his skates preceded the puck over the blue line. According to Rule 83.1, "a player actually controlling the puck who shall cross the line ahead of the puck shall not be considered 'off-side,' provided he had possession and control of the puck prior to his skates crossing the blue line."

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Drouin briefly leaves Game 3 after Hickey hit

Lightning forward exits in second period, returns midway through third

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hickey's big check on Drouin

TBL@NYI, Gm3: Hickey delivers hit to Drouin

R2, Gm3: Thomas Hickey comes in for a big check on Jonathan Drouin as he enters the zone in the 2nd period

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NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Tuesday in the second period after he was hit by defenseman Thomas Hickey.

Drouin returned midway throught the third.

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Video Review: TBL @ NYI - 13:32 of the First Period

Referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Lightning

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Situation Room: TBL vs. NYI, Gm3

Situation Room: Boyle's high stick stands as no goal

R2, Gm3: After video review, it is determined that Brian Boyle's shot was knocked into the net with a high stick, no goal on the play

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At 13:32 of the first period in the Lightning/Islanders game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that Brian Boyle's stick was above the height of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the New York net. According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick." No goal Tampa Bay.

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5 Keys: Lightning at Islanders, Game 3

New York wants to be harder to play against; Tampa Bay trying to continue third-period dominance

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TAMPA -- The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series Tuesday at Barclays Center (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1.

Here are 5 Keys for Game 3:

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