NHL Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3)


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vs. Car 
W 6-4
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@ Car 
W 2-0
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vs. NYI 
L 1-2
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vs. NYI 
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@ NYI 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT

Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll.

The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup semifinals.

The Lightning lost a series opener for the first time this postseason. It's also the first series deficit they've faced since dropping Game 1 of last year's Cup final to the Dallas Stars.

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Leaders
Points: B. Point48
Plus/Minus: B. Goodrow16
Shots on Goal: V. Hedman136
PIM: P. Maroon60
Win: A. Vasilevskiy31
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 180 (9)
Shots: 1692 (10)
PP%: 22.3% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 597 (1)
Assists: 299 (10)
SH Goals: 3 (20)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 12 8 80
x-Florida 37 14 5 79
x-Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75
x-Nashville 31 23 2 64
Dallas 23 19 14 60
Chicago 24 25 7 55
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 145 (26)
Shots Against: 1583 (23)
PK%: 84.2% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 613 (2)
Shutouts: 6 (6)
Sv%: 0.908 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 A. Nilsson Concussion (IR)
1/3 M. Gaborik Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 M. Cajkovic Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/18 J. Thompson Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/12 T. Raddysh Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 S. Martin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 B. Katchouk Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 A. Borgman Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 C. Foote Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 S. Ryfors Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
5/11 C. Gibson Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/11 B. Thomas Called up from minors from taxi squad
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