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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Tampa Bay



(Thursday, March 27th)

Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, NY Islanders 2 (SO)

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Sami Salo scored the winner in the 13th round of the shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Four players from each team had scored in the first 12 rounds, and Salo gave Tampa the advantage when he lifted a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov.

Ben Bishop then preserved the win as he stopped Johan Sundstrom's offering.

Ryan Callahan scored both goals while Bishop turned away 25 shots for the Lightning, who had dropped their previous two.

"They're fun, especially in front of the home fans to get a win like that," said Bishop. "They made a couple good shots, but our guys did a good job of scoring goals tonight."

With the win, Tampa now has 89 points and sits in the third spot in the Atlantic Division, two back of Montreal.

"First and foremost, we got two points and that's what we needed out of this game," said Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper. "They're not all a Picasso, but we have to be better."

Matt Donovan posted a goal and an assist while Ryan Strome gave a goal for the Islanders, who had won four of six coming into the game. Nabokov stopped 29 shots.

"That's the kind of effort we need," said New York defenseman Travis Hamonic said. "We're trying to play hard at this point of the season and we are just trying to get better each and every day. All we can ask of each other is to just keep working."

After a scoreless first period, the Lightning grabbed a 1-0 lead just 29 seconds into the second as a big blast from the right point by Radko Gudas was tipped in by Callahan, who was parked in front of the net.

The Islanders, though, tied the game just 1:04 later as Strome's chip shot from the left side fooled Bishop.

New York then took a 2-1 lead near the midway mark of the second as Frans Nielsen's backhand pass from the left of the net went out to the slot and Donovan one-timed it home for his second of the season.

Tampa tied the game at 5:50 of the third as Callahan just kept the puck in near the left point and whipped it over to Eric Brewer, who fired a shot on net that saw Callahan clean up the rebound for his 15th of the season.

Game Notes

Tampa Bay plays in Buffalo on Saturday ... New York hosts New Jersey on Saturday ... Tampa won two of three from New York this season ... Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play.

03/28 00:31:35 ET

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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CAR
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 96
MEM 81
 
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MIA 23
BOS 15
 
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BRK 28
DET 15
 
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SAC 22
LAL 14
 
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ORL 16
PHI 15
 
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WAS 17
PHO 14
 
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UVA 76
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
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EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
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HART 82
FIU 69
 
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VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
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LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
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DEN 46
BRY 48
 
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MONT 62
SD 67
 
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MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
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SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
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HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
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SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
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BC 71
USC 75
 
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
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BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
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UGA 24
SHU 11
 
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WASU
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DET 0
COL 0
 
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EDM 1
DAL 2
 
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 20
NYG 27
 
3rd
OAK 16
BUF 10
 
3rd
DAL 35
IND 0
 
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