Tampa Bay 4, NY Islanders 3

Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 30-33-7-4 15-16-4-2 15-17-3-2 L1
Tampa Bay 34-33-4-3 23-14-1-1 11-19-3-2 W2


LIGHTNING 4, ISLANDERS 3: Steven Stamkos scored twice and set up Tim Wallace’s winning goal with 7:50 remaining in the third period as Tampa Bay came from behind to defeat visiting New York.

Stamkos, who was held without a point in the previous four games, has a league-leading 52 goals to tie captain Vincent Lecavalier for the single-season franchise record (2006-07). 

Wallace scored his third after taking a drop pass from Stamkos and wristing a shot just inside the left post from the top of the right circle.

Matt Moulson put the Islanders ahead 3-2 just 43 seconds into the third period, scooping in a rebound in front for his 100th career NHL goal.

Tom Pyatt tied it at 9:08, tapping in Ryan Malone's feed. Tampa Bay goaltender Dwayne Roloson made 34 saves in his 600th NHL game - 14 in the first as the Lightning took a 1-0 lead on Stamkos’ goal at 15:49.

Stamkos made it 2-0 just 1:46 into the second, one-timing Martin St. Louis' pass from the right circle. 

Frans Nielsen and Moulson each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each had two assists for the Lightning, who finished their seven-game homestand with three wins. ... Islanders captain Mark Streit had an assist to extend his point streak to six games. ... Islanders goalie Al Montoya played all four games against the Lightning this season, allowing 10 goals as the teams split.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Tampa Bay
Matt Moulson 2 Points Steven Stamkos 3
Matt Moulson 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Matt Moulson 1 Assists Teddy Purcell 2
Frans Nielsen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Al Montoya .846 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .919
Al Montoya 22 Saves Dwayne Roloson 34

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 37 3 1-3 3-3 6 26
Tampa Bay 26 4 0-3 2-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Lightning have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Islanders have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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