Game Recap: Tampa Bay Lightning VS New York Islanders
The Tampa Bay Lightning took on the New York Islanders tonight in New York. It was a tight game with no scores by either team in the first period. By the end of the first period, the game was stuck in a no goal stalemate. The Lightning stood at 14 shots, 0/1 power play, 44% faceoff wins, and 11 hits. On the other end of the ice, the Islanders finished the period with 11 shots, 0/1 power plays, 56% faceoff wins, and 8 hits.
End of the First Period: 0-0 tie
Neither team was able to gain any leeway in the second period, as the scoreless game continued on. Both teams were very defensive and kept their opponents at bay. By the end of the second, the Lightning had 24 shots on goal, 0/1 power plays, 46 % faceoff wins, and 20 hits. The Islanders had 21 shots on goal, 0/3 power plays, 54% faceoff wins, and 15 hits.
End of the Second Period: 0-0 Tie
As we made our way through the third period, neither team was able to get an advantage over the other. The standstill score continued on through the end of the third period, thus sending the game into overtime.
End of The Third Period: 0-0 Tie
Overtime was nothing shy of exciting. Amazing defense from the Islanders after the Bolts came out looking strong. It seemed for a while that the Lightning just couldn’t keep it together and the Islanders really picked things up. While already having the upper hand, a cross-check penalty would give the Islanders a power play to end the OT. Without being able to score, the game ends up going into a shoot out. Right off the bat, Vasi made save number one while Hedman went on to score on shot number 1. This would be the only round that mattered in the OT, leading the league-leading Tampa Bay Lighting to success and a win. A huge game to both Goalies but Vasi will take the crown after that shootout.
End of Game: Lightning Win!
Way to Go Lightning
Born and raised in Louisiana, a major sports state, Daytona was always a sports fan. Over the last 15 years, she watched, played, and even coached in sports, including football, basketball, and softball. It wasn't until the last 5 years that she was introduced to hockey, but she was instantly hooked on the game and thunderstruck by Tampa Bay Lightning.
A factual, analytic-style writer and avid sports fan, she took to TBL writing instantly. She focuses her blogs on pre-game comparisons between the Tampa Bay Lightning and opposing team statistics and post-game highlight recaps.
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