The Tampa Bay Lightning broke their streak against the New York Islanders, winning Game 3, 2-1 Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum.
The match was presented on TVA Sports and live on TVA Sports.
The islanders lost every No. 3 match they played on this fixture list, every time in front of their own fans. This time, it was Brayden Point’s eleventh goal that hit them at the end of the second half.
The little Lightning striker literally swings a throw back to beat Semyon Varlamov. The inhabitants of the island had just resisted a formidable onslaught of the “bolts”.
Point already has 33 goals in 58 career playoffs. His average of 0.58 goals per game already makes him among the greatest in National Hockey League history, but he’s still a far cry from Mario Lemio’s 0.71 average.
Quebec’s Yanni Gorde scored the first goal for Lightning, midway through the first half, when he got a rebound from Blake Coleman.
Cal Clatterbuck had leveled shortly before Point succeeded in a muddled match at the net. Everyone, including the goalkeeper, was looking for a disc that seemed lost in the blue semicircle. The veteran, however, was the only one able to outpace Andrei Vasilevsky, who made 27 saves and made use of solid work in defense of his teammates.
Varlamov, blocked 23 of 25 shots directed toward his cage.
Lightning now leads the semi-final series 2-1 and will be looking to steal their second straight game from the Islanders on Saturday.
lightning 2 – Islanders 1 | Brayden Point quickly responds to the islanders by scoring less than 20 seconds before the end of the second half
The point gives the lead to lightning! –
Lightning 1 – Islanders 1 | Cal Clatterbuck scores a real ‘trash goal’ at the end of the second half الشوط
Islanders tied 1-1 –
lightning 1 – Islanders 0 | Quebec Yanni Gorde opened the scoring at 6:40 in the first half
Yanny Gord opens the brand! –