NY Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1

Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 1-2-0-1 0-0-0-0 1-2-0-1 L3
NY Islanders 2-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 W2


John Tavares had two goals and two assists in the first period and the New York Islanders cruised to a 5-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Tavares, who came into the game without a point, finished one short of his career high. He had five points at Vancouver on March 16, 2010.
The Islanders, who have won two straight since an opening-night loss, capitalized on Tampa Bay turnovers and porous defensive-zone coverage to take a 4-1 lead after one period.
Tavares was credited with a goal 36 seconds into the game, when the rebound of his shot went into the net off Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman’s glove.
Steven Stamkos tied the game 1-1 on a deflection at 7:10, but P.A. Parenteau’s goal off a nifty pass from Tavares with 1:21 left capped three unanswered goals in the first. Parenteau and Matt Moulson, Tavares’ linemates, each had a goal and an assist.
Al Montoya made 34 saves for New York, which has won seven of its last nine games at home against the Lightning.
Hedman and defense partner Eric Brewer were each minus-3 in the first period. Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson was pulled 6:47 into the second period after surrendering Michael Grabner’s goal.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   NY Islanders
Steven Stamkos 1 Points John Tavares 4
Steven Stamkos 1 Goals John Tavares 2
Marc-Andre Bergeron 1 Assists John Tavares 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon 1.000 Save Percentage Al Montoya .971
Mathieu Garon 16 Saves Al Montoya 34

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 35 1 0-3 4-4 10 27
NY Islanders 34 5 0-4 3-3 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Islanders have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Lightning have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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