Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson made it 4-0 with his goal at 17:48 of the second period in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The assists on the Johnson's sixth goal of the postseason went to Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman.
Forward Jonathan Drouin fired a shot into a wide open net to put the Tampa Bay Lightning up 3-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goal, scored at 14:38 of the second period, was Drouin's fourth goal of the playoffs and his third goal of the Eastern Conference Final. Assists on the goal went to Ondrej Palat and Victor Hedman.
Defenseman Andrej Sustr finished a beautiful tic-tac-toe play with a laser shot to put the Tampa Bay Lightning up 2-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. Sustr's first goal of these 2016 NHL Playoffs, scored at 14:28, was assisted by Nikita Kucherov (his sixth assist) and Alex Killorn (his seventh assist). After Callahan's goal, the Bolts did not take their foot off the gas pedal, and it paid off as they were able to pad their lead heading into the second period.
This has to rank up there with the Tampa Bay Buc's 1970's era fight song: "Hey Hey Tampa Bay." Get hype.
Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin ripped a shot from past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray in the dying seconds of the first period. The goal, scored at 19:10, was assisted by J.T. Brown and Matt Carle and tied the score at 2-2 going into the first intermission.
Defenseman Anton Stralman got the Tampa Bay Lightning on the board in the first period of Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center. Stralman returned to game action Monday night after seven weeks of recovery for a broken leg.
Just over a minute and a half into overtime play at Barclays Center tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the game by way of the defensive hands of Jason Garrison, Andrej Sustr and Ondrej Palat! It was was the first goal of the playoffs for Garrison, the 1st assisst of the playoffs for Sustr and only the 2nd for Palat. The Lightning will return to Amalie Arena for game 5 of the series, now holding a 3-1 series lead.
Call it a late-8 goal. Nikita Kucherov's 3rd period tally to tie the score at 1 was his 8th goal of the playoffs. Tyler Johnson drew the assist on the tall, which was his 8th assist of the playoffs. The goal also came at... 7:49 of the 3rd period; just short of the 8 minute mark.
Here's NBC's recap of the incident: "A scrum starts in front of Lightning goalie Ben Bishop that pushes Bishop into his own net and results in a roughing penalty for Islanders' Mike Blunden."
With assists to Victor Hedman and Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs and gave the Tampa Bay Lightning the win to put the club up 2-1 in the best of 7 series with the Islanders. The game-winning goal got posted less than 3 minutes into overtime and amounted to Tampa Bay's 41st shot on goal.