UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 06: Marty Reasoner #16 of the New York Islanders leans on Bruno Gervais #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Lightning 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Lightning 1, New York Islanders 5
Tampa Bay went to New York hoping to snap their losing streak on The Islanders.
Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want.
Here’s a recap of last night’s game.
The Lightning had their first power play at 1:12 when Frans Nielsen got 2 minutes for holding. The Lightning was not able to capitalize on that power play.
Marty St. Louis got the first goal of the game at 6:55, assisted by Clark and Stamkos.
At 14:01 John Tavares got a slap shot past Garon with the help of Moulson and Opkoso.
Matt Martin took the lead with assists by Wallace and Reasoner at 18:26.
At 19:06 Nate Thompson received 2 minutes for boarding, which Milan Jurcina, with Nielson and Streit, made the Islander’s lead grow even bigger with a power play goal at 19:54.
There was no scoring in the second period, but it wasn’t short of ridiculous penalties.
1:27 Dylan Reese 2 minutes for tripping.
4:25 Victor Hedman for hooking, 2 minutes.
6:55 Marc-Andre Bergeron 2 minutes for Cross-Checking
9:36 Victor Hedman 2 minutes for hooking.
18:22 Milan Jurcina Cross-Checking, 2 minutes.
Neither team took advantage of the power plays.
All of those penalties were stick penalties. Coach Boucher calls stick penalties lazy penalties. ‘Nuff said.
In the third period, David Ullstrom scored at 3:19 with assists by Bailey and Staios.
At 16:17 Steven Stamkos was called to the penalty box for 2 minutes for Cross-Checking.
Matt Moulson took the power play goal at 17:25, assisted by Tavares and Streit.
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