Johnson's Late Goal Leads Lightning To 4-2 Win

posted by Jay Recher - 

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Tyler Johnson scored with 1:26 remaining and Steven Stamkos added an empty-netter to give the Lightning a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. 

Nikita Kucherov made a slick pass toward the crease area and Johnson deflected it past Islanders goalie Robin Lehner to give the Bolts the lead.  

Mathieu Joseph and JT Miller both scored in the second period and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves as the Bolts extend their winning streak to four. 

Josh Bailey opened up the scoring in the first for the Islanders with a goal just a little over four minutes into the first period. 

Brock Nelson threw a pass in the slot that Bailey and Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman were jostling for, and the New York forward found the puck, turned, and fired it past Vasilevskiy to give the Isles a 1-0 lead. 

Following a strong shift from the Lightning's third line, rookie Mathieu Joseph evened things up. 

Coming down the left wing with a full head of steam, Joseph snapped a quick shot that beat Lehner to the stick side to tie the score at one. 

Mikhail Sergachev fired a pass across the high slot to JT Miller and Miller one-timed a shot past Lehner to put the Bolts up 2-1. 

Lehner stopped 23 of 26 shots. Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 37. 



SCORING SUMMARY 


1st Period 

1. New York - Bailey - (Nelson) - 3:40


2nd Period 

1. Tampa Bay - Joseph - (Killorn, Stralman) - 5:58

2. Tampa Bay - Miller - (Sergachev, Stamkos) - 11:12


3rd Period 

1. New York - Bailey (2) - (Pelech, Barzal) - 8:43

2. Tampa Bay - Johnson - (Kucherov, Gourde) - 18:34

3. Tampa Bay - ENG - Stamkos - (Miller, McDonagh) - 19:50 



PENALTY SUMMARY 


1st Period 

1. New York - Leddy - (Hooking) - 4:04

2. Tampa Bay - TEAM - (Too Many Men) - 5:03

3. New York - Komarov - (Holding) - 8:56

3. Tampa Bay - Koekkoek - (Interference) - 17:57


2nd Period

1. New York - Lee - (Slashing) - 11:33

2. Tampa Bay - Girardi - (Interference) - 18:47

3. Tampa Bay - Paquette - (Slashing) - 20:00


3rd Period 

1. Tampa Bay - Johnson - (High Sticking) - 3:32

2. New York - Eberle - (Hooking) - 10:35



What's Next For The Bolts : The Lightning get back in action Saturday night at Amalie Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm with the pregame show starting at 6pm on NewsRadio 970WFLA. 

 

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