The New York Islanders face the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 2 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, June 15 (6/15/2021) at 8:00 p.m.
The Islanders won Game 1 of the Conference Finals on Sunday 2-1. They took an early goal in the second period and never looked back.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hedman leads the Lightning with 36 assists and has 45 points this season. Brayden Point has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 18 goals and has 33 points. Kyle Palmieri has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Lightning: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .932 save percentage.
Islanders: Averaging 3.5 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
SECOND PERIOD: 2-1 Tampa Bay Lightning
6:45 – the Lightning take the lead on a goal by Ondrej Palat, which was only possible because of an insane feed from Nikita Kucherov
2-1 Tampa Bay Lightning
FIRST PERIOD: 1-1
6:30 – the Islanders capitalize on the power play opportunity and they tie the game 1-1
6:50 – Point is shoved from behind and he flies into the Islanders goaltender, Semyon Varlamov, but he is penalized for goaltender interference
11:02 – Brayden Point scores the first goal of the game, it is his 10th goal of this postseason
1-0 Tampa Bay Lightning
15:44 – the Tampa Bay Lightning have the first power play of the game and it starts as a four on three but the New York Islanders keep them off of the scoreboard
The second game of the Stanley Cup Semifinals between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning will start at 8 p.m. on Tuesday inside Amalie Arena.