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Lightning just 'find a way' against Islanders

Tampa Bay wins second straight game in OT, takes 3-1 series lead

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

NEW YORK -- Here the Tampa Bay Lightning were again, trailing in the third period on the road, listening to the fans chant, watching the clock count down. And here they did it again, Nikita Kucherov scoring the tying goal as he did last game, Jason Garrison scoring the winner early in overtime.

No, the Lightning don't have captain Steven Stamkos or defenseman Anton Stralman because of injury. But they have experience and depth and determination and skill and maybe a little luck, and after their 2-1 OT victory Friday in Game 4, so much like their 5-4 OT victory Tuesday in Game 3, they have a 3-1 lead against the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference Second Round.

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Bishop gives Lightning 'all you can ask for'

Goalie holds off Islanders, sets stage for overtime win

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders came in blue waves, shift after shift, in the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

The Islanders attempted 35 shots, got 16 of them on goal, but scored once.

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Instant analysis: Lightning at Islanders, Game 4

Tampa Bay comeback pushes New York to brink

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

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

Defenseman Jason Garrison scored on a point shot 1:34 into overtime to give the Lightning their second straight overtime comeback victory. Nikita Kucherov tied the game 7:49 into the third period. Goaltender Ben Bishop allowed a first-period power-play goal to Kyle Okposo.

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Garrison, Lightning defeat Islanders in OT of Game 4

Defenseman scores 1:34 into extra period to give Tampa Bay 3-1 series lead

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- For the second straight game, the Tampa Bay Lightning took everything the New York Islanders could throw at them, tied the game in the third period and won in overtime.

Jason Garrison scored 1:34 into OT to give the Lightning a 2-1 victory against the Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series at Barclays Center on Friday. Garrison beat New York goalie Thomas Greiss with a shot from the right point that went through traffic after the Lightning hemmed the Islanders in their own zone.

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Lightning, Islanders third period starts after delay

Game 4 held up after Zamboni hits boards

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning at Barclays Center on Friday was delayed at the start of the third period because of a problem with the boards.

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Greiss returns to Islanders net after skate problem

Leaves Game 4 against Lightning in second period

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss briefly had to leave Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the second period when his right skate blade fell off.

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Lightning D-man Stralman out at least two more games

Won't play Game 4 or 5 against Islanders in second round

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

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman will likely miss at least two more games because of a non-displaced fracture of the left fibula.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper provided that timeline about 90 minutes before Tampa Bay played the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Barclays Center on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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5 Keys: Lightning at Islanders, Game 4

Ignoring matchups, return of New York's Pulock could tip scales

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

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series Friday at Barclays Center (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

Here are 5 Keys for Game 4:

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DraftKings outlook: Lightning at Islanders, Game 4

Drouin a point-per-game player since recall; Pulock could return from injury

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

NOTE: Player prices are for four-game contests spanning Friday, May 6 (one game) and Saturday, May 7 (three games).

Breakout candidate:
Brock Nelson, New York Islanders ($4,400)

It appears the Islanders could make lineup changes for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Ryan Strome likely to return. If Alan Quine sits in favor of Strome, Nelson could move to the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo -- a dynamic duo that has been held without a point in each of the past two games despite combining for 13 shots on goal in the span. Nelson has scored 18 of his 27 goals (regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs combined) at Barclays Center, and has five points, eight blocks and nine SOG in six games against Tampa Bay.

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Boyle, Callahan do it all for Lightning

Tampa Bay forwards lead by example on and off the ice

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- To the Tampa Bay Lightning, they are salt of the earth. To the New York Islanders, they are salt in the wound.

The Lightning brought in Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan for nights like Tuesday, when they were on the road in a tied playoff series against an opponent looking to finish checks, go to the hard areas and get the puck to the net.

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