Lightning take losing streak into matchup with the Islanders

Fri, Feb 23, 2024
NHL News (AP)

Lightning take losing streak into matchup with the Islanders

Tampa Bay Lightning (30-23-5, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (23-19-14, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Elmont, New York; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning aim to break a three-game skid with a win against the New York Islanders.

New York has a 13-7-9 record in home games and a 23-19-14 record overall. The Islanders have a 7-8-7 record in games they have more penalties than their opponent.

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Tampa Bay is 30-23-5 overall and 12-15-2 on the road. The Lightning have gone 15-7-2 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

The matchup Saturday is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Islanders won 6-2 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson has 23 goals and 21 assists for the Islanders. Noah Dobson has one goal and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

Brayden Point has 28 goals and 31 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has five goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-4-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Lightning: 5-5-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.6 penalties and 16.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Islanders: Casey Cizikas: day to day (hand), Hudson Fasching: out (illness), Robert Bortuzzo: out (lower body).

Lightning: Erik Cernak: day to day (illness), Tanner Jeannot: out (lower body), Haydn Fleury: day to day (undisclosed), Mikhail Sergachev: out (lower body).


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