Recap: Lightning return home to Amalie, crush Islanders in Game 5


Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his third-period goal against the New York Islanders with right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), left wing Ross Colton (79) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) in Game 4 of an NHL hockey semifinal Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)

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7:55 – Luke Schenn chips in his first goal of the playoffs and it’s 8-0 Lightning

18:01 – Brayden Point scores his first goal of the game, his 13th goal of the playoffs making it 7-0

SECOND PERIOD: 6-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

2:07 – Killorn scores his second goal of the game 6-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

4:17 – Ondrej Palat is on the board with a goal 5-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

14:18 – Stamkos scores his second goal of the game 4-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

FIRST PERIOD: 3-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

4:33 – Alex Killorn is getting involved in the action. He recorded an assist on the Stamkos goal and, now, he has a goal for himself 3-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

8:56 – Yanni Gourde steals the puck, fakes the shot, and, then, records a goal 2-0 Tampa Bay Lightning

19:15 – The captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, scores his sixth goal of the postseason to give his team an early lead in Game 5 1-0 Tampa Bay Lightning


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/AP) — No team has been more resilient in the NHL playoffs than the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The reigning Stanley Cup champions are 12-0 in games following a postseason loss since the start of their title run last year. That ability to bounce back is about to be tested again by the New York Islanders.

The Lightning have gone 21-7-0 in home games this season and have not lost consecutive playoff games since the 2018-19 first round vs. the Blue Jackets.

During the playoffs, the Lightning are averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.8 penalties, and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.

WFLA will be live from Amalie Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. with a live pregame show featuring J.B. Biunno and Gabrielle Shirley.

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