RECAP: Tampa Bay Lightning tie series at 1-1 against Islanders


Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) watches the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to Game 3 in a tied series following a Game 2 victory over the Islanders.

>> Full recap <<

This is an archived live blog of Tuesday’s night’s game:

THIRD PERIOD: 4-2 Tampa Bay Lightning

3:16 – Mathew Barzal scores a goal, his second goal of this series

4-2 Tampa Bay Lightning

10:43 – Victor Hedman nets his first goal of this postseason

4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning

17:44 – Jan Rutta nets his first career playoff goal as well as the first goal for a Lightning defenseman this postseason

3-1 Tampa Bay Lightning

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


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.

The Lightning are hoping to even the series after losing the opening game on Sunday.

You can watch it on NBCSN.

This story will have live updates throughout the game. Check back after the puck drops.

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