Tampa Bay Lightning vs. NY Islanders Islanders Prediction, Preview, and Odds

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2020

So far Tampa Bay has dominated the postseason scoring nearly four points a game and outscoring their opponents 43-25.

Tampa Bay Holds Off IslandersTampa Bay has entered this series with sticks blazing and Wednesday night they needed just two goals to dispatch the Islanders by a score of 2-1. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The result was an 8-2 victory. The Lightning, missing a few key players, found a way to win a tight one against a great opponent. But what loomed larger than the extracurricular activity before and after the whistles was that the Lightning quickly lost two forwards - including maybe their best - and had to play out the rest of the game with only nine when Alex Killorn was kicked out of the game for a heavy, late and high hit, and Brayden Point exited with an apparent injury.

Then in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning deserved its advantage. In fact, the Islanders took more shots in the entire game with 28 compared to Tampa Bay's 21 shots.

Two nights after Point scored 1:14 in, Matt Martin did the honors 1:24 in to give the Islanders the lead.

Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open
Percy (74) was done when he went double bogey, double bogey, bogey over a three-hole stretch on the front nine. Overnight leader Sam Burns struggled to a one-over par 72 that left him a stroke off the lead on 201.

Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 26 goals and has 54 points.

Islanders: Averaging 3.3 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a.916 save percentage. NY went onto beat the Washington Capitals in five games in the first round and then took down the first-seed Philadelphia Flyers in seven games to advance to the conference final.

Lightning: Averaging 3.4 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a.930 save percentage. Many have pegged him as the favourite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy if the Lightning do indeed move on and win the championship series, and his loss would be significant for a team already missing their star captain, Steven Stamkos.

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