NHL Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3)


Sat. 6/5 Tue. 6/8 Sun. 6/13 Tue. 6/15 Thu. 6/17
vs. Car 
W 6-4
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@ Car 
W 2-0
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vs. NYI 
12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST1:00 PM CST2:00 PM EST23:00 UAE15:00 ET16:00 BRT
vs. NYI 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT
@ NYI 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

There's little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven't encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years. The New York Islanders haven't achieved as much but have progressed enough in three seasons under Barry Trotz to not feel like heavy underdogs in the Stanley Cup semifinals.

"We believe we're a good team. We expected to be here. We knew it wasn't going to be easy ... but coming into the season, we expected to be here," New York's Matt Martin said. "We're proud and happy with what we've accomplished to this point, but the job is still not done and we have our sights set on going all the way."

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Leaders
Points: B. Point48
Plus/Minus: B. Goodrow16
Shots on Goal: V. Hedman136
PIM: P. Maroon60
Win: A. Vasilevskiy31
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 180 (9)
Shots: 1692 (10)
PP%: 22.3% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 597 (1)
Assists: 299 (10)
SH Goals: 3 (20)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 12 8 80
x-Florida 37 14 5 79
x-Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75
x-Nashville 31 23 2 64
Dallas 23 19 14 60
Chicago 24 25 7 55
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 145 (26)
Shots Against: 1583 (23)
PK%: 84.2% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 613 (2)
Shutouts: 6 (6)
Sv%: 0.908 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 A. Nilsson Concussion (IR)
1/3 M. Gaborik Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 M. Cajkovic Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/18 J. Thompson Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/12 T. Raddysh Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 S. Martin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 B. Katchouk Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 A. Borgman Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 C. Foote Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 S. Ryfors Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
5/11 C. Gibson Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/11 B. Thomas Called up from minors from taxi squad
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