Stat Trick: New York Islanders 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 4

February 13th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Richard Park scored a pair of goals, the latter awarded after a video review with only 2:22 to play, as the Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum.  On to the trick:

1. Blake Comeau gave the Isles a 1-0 lead 7:31 into play.  It's only the second time in the last twelve games that the Isles have scored first, and the first time in those twelve games that the Isles have had a lead at any point in the first period in those twelve games. 

The lead did not last long, as Steven Stamkos tied the game and Mike Lundin gave the Bolts the lead after twenty minutes.  It was the 50th goal since last February 17 for Stamkos; only Alex Ovechkin (57) and Sidney Crosby (51) have more goals in that span.

2. There were four goals scored in the middle session, all by players who started the season with the Islanders.  After Doug Weight scored his first goal of the season, Nate Thompson scored his first goal for the Lightning (Thompson was claimed on waivers by Tampa on January 21).

Two strikes by the Isles in a 60-second span gave the Isles the intermission advantage as Kyle Okposo tied the game off ...

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