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Islanders couldn't overcome scoring issues vs. Lightning in Eastern Final

Deep playoff run, center depth, addition of Sorokin give New York hope for next season

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

NHL Tonight: Next Steps for Isles

What's next for the Islanders after elimination?

NHL Tonight looks ahead at what's next for the Islanders after getting eliminated in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals

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The New York Islanders were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing 2-1 in overtime in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

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Lightning redemption tour reaches Stanley Cup Final with another OT win

Defeat Islanders in Game 6 of East Final to advance following 2019 first-round loss

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning had to wait a long time for redemption.

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Varlamov, Islanders see dream end in OT in Game 6 against Lightning

Makes 46 saves, New York's playoff run halted in Eastern Conference Final

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

Anders Lee needed a few seconds to collect himself in the media room at Rogers Place in Edmonton, where the New York Islanders' season ended 370 days after it began in a 2-1 overtime loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday.

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Lightning touch Prince of Wales Trophy following Game 6 win

Eastern Conference champions ignore superstition after eliminating Islanders

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Lightning receive trophy

TBL@NYI, Gm6: Lightning earn Prince of Wales Trophy

ECF, Gm6: Deputy commissioner Bill Daly presents the Lightning with the Prince of Wales Trophy, after their Game 6 win against the Islanders

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The Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning ignored superstition and touched the Prince of Wales Trophy.

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Point plays for Lightning in OT win against Islanders in Game 6

Center helps Tampa Bay reach Stanley Cup Final

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brayden Point played for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-1 overtime win against the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday.

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game recap

Lightning defeat Islanders in OT in Game 6, advance to Cup Final

Cirelli wins it at 13:18 for Tampa Bay; Varlamov makes 46 saves for New York

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Cirelli wins ECF for Lightning

TBL@NYI, Gm6: Cirelli clinches East Final in OT

ECF, Gm6: Anthony Cirelli sneaks the puck home in overtime, sending the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final

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Anthony Cirelli scored at 13:18 of overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday. 

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game preview

3 Keys: Lightning vs. Islanders, Game 6 of Eastern Conference Final

Point game-time decision for Tampa Bay, one win from playing Stars for Stanley Cup

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

No. 2 Lightning vs. No. 6 Islanders

8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

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Lightning confident they can clinch East Final with win in Game 6

Have second chance to advance to Cup Final by eliminating Islanders

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning are confident heading into their second chance to eliminate the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Islanders must 'attack the game' in Game 6 of Eastern Final

Still facing elimination after 2OT win against Lightning

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

Barry Trotz didn't hesitate when asked Wednesday whether the New York Islanders or Tampa Bay Lightning were feeling more pressure heading into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Coaches Room

Lightning must stick to system in Game 6 of East Final against Islanders

Tampa Bay had more scoring chances than New York, can't let Varlamov affect them

by Rob Cookson / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019-20 season by former NHL coaches and assistants who turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Rob Zettler and Rob Cookson will take turns providing insight throughout the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In this edition, Cookson, a former video coach with the Philadelphia Flyers and former assistant with the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames, breaks down Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders, and suggests adjustments each team might make heading into Game 6 at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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