By Eric Hornick
Eastern Conference Second Round Game 3
Tampa Bay 5, Isles 4 (OT)
Nikita Kucherov scored the tying goal with 38.4 seconds to play and Brian Boyle then scored the winning goal 2:48 into overtime the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 2 game to 1 lead in their Eastern Conference 2nd round series with a 5-4 victory over the Islanders before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center.
The late Lightning goals spoiled Josh Bailey's first multi-goal game inn post-season play.
Game 4 will be in Brooklyn at 7pm on Friday, and will be nationally televised by NBCSN.
07:55 NYI Josh Bailey (1) ASST: Nikolay Kulemin (2), Travis Hamonic (2) 1 - 0 NYI
19:47 TBL PPG - Ryan Callahan (1) ASST: Alex Killorn (4), Valtteri Filppula (2) 1 - 1 Tie
08:10 TBL Victor Hedman (2) ASST: Tyler Johnson (7) 2 - 1 TBL
14:50 NYI Nick Leddy (1) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (1), Casey Cizikas (2) 2 - 2 Tie
02:27 NYI PPG - Josh Bailey (2) ASST: Thomas Hickey (4), Shane Prince (1) 3 - 2 NYI
03:25 TBL Vladislav Namestnikov (1) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (3), Alex Killorn (5) 3 - 3 Tie
11:23 NYI Cal Clutterbuck (2) ASST: Casey Cizikas (3) 4 - 3 NYI
19:21 TBL Nikita Kucherov (7) ASST: Jonathan Drouin (7), Victor Hedman (4) 4 - 4 Tie
1ST OT PERIOD
02:48 TBL Brian Boyle (2) ASST: Victor Hedman (5), Ryan Callahan (2) 5 - 4 TBL
The Series (Tampa Bay leads, 2-1)
Game 1: Isles 4, Tampa Bay 3
Game 2: Tampa Bay 4, Isles 1
Game 3: Tampa Bay 5, Isles 4
Game 4: Friday at Islanders 7pm (NBSCN)
Game 5: Sunday at Tampa Bay 3pm (NBC)
*Game 6: May 10 at Islanders (TBD)
*Game 7: May 12 at Tampa Bay (TBD)
The Isles are 14-15 all-time in game 3's played at home and 26-23 in game 3's overall…Each of the last four game 3's has been decided in overtime Alan Quine's point streak ended at four games. … The Isles have scored 5 first period goals in the series; Tampa Bay did not allow a first period goal to Detroit (5 games). …It was only the 2nd time in this year's playoffs that the Isles have scored first, and only the second time Tampa Bay has allowed the first goal.…Victor Hedman's goal was the 4th of his career, establishing a new record for most career playoff goals by a Lightning defender. Hedman already held both the assist and point record; he's now 4-26-30. Hedman joined Eric Brewer (4-15-11 at Pittsburgh) as the only Lightning defenders with three points in a game…Shane Prince recorded his first playoff assist; Nick Leddy scored his first playoff goal as an Islander…The It's the 11th time that the Isles have lost game 3 of a series that was tied 1-1; they have won the series only 2 of those 10 times…The Isles are 47-27 all-time in May playoff games (0-1 this season)….According to Elias Sports Bureau it's the second time Tampa Bay has tied a playoff game in the last minute and then won in overtime (Game 3 vs Montreal in 2004; Vinny Lecavalier tied game at 19:43 and Brad Richards scored winner at 1:05 of overtime)…Nikita Kucherov now leads the playoff with seven goals…This was the earliest overtime goal the Isles have ever allowed in a home playoff game…The Isles have scored PP goals in three consecutive games for the second times this playoff year; they have scored 7 PP goals in their last 7 playoff games.
First Time in a Long Time
The Isles lost a game in which three players had (at least) two points for the first time since April 26, 2002 vs. Toronto (game 5) when Darren Van Impe, Adrian Aucoin and Shawn Bates each had two points in a game 5 loss to Toronto.
Overtime is (Usually) Our Time
The Isles are 33-15 (.688) all-time in overtime, including 17-8 at home. The .688 overtime percentage is the best in NHL history. The Isles are 3-1 in overtime this season and are 4-2 in overtime over the last two years.
Tampa Bay is 12-6 all-time in overtime. The Lightning have won 4 straight overtime and are 9-3 all-time in overtime road games.
The Isles are 0-2 vs. Tampa Bay all-time in playoff overtimes, also losing in game 5 in 2004 on a Martin St. Louis goal.
In game 3, the Isles led for 20:48, the game was tied for 35:20 and the Lightning led the remaining 6:40.
For the series, the Isles have led for 63:20, the Lightning led for 63:16 and the game was tied for 56:12.
Point Per Game Man
John Tavares now has 22 points in 22 career playoff games; he is the only Islander other than Mike Bossy (1.24 points per game) to play more than two playoff games for the Isles and average at least one point per game. (Bryan Trottier had 170 points in 175 games, falling just shy of 1.00.)
With 11 goals in those 22 games, only Bossy (.66) and Ray Ferraro (.64) have averaged more goals per playoff game as an Islander than Tavares (.50) [Minimum 5 goals]
Moving On Up
Tavares is the 24th player in Isles history to record at least 22 playoff points (having tied and then passed Ray Ferraro in game 1); his 11 goals tie him with Ken Morrow for 20th place.
The Isles fall to 144-118 in 262 all-time playoff games. They are 82-43 at home (including 2-2 at Barclays) and 62-75 on the road. The Isles were 77-32 in home playoff games from 1975 to 2002, but won only three of their last 12 home games at Nassau Coliseum.
Home Sweet Home
The Isles went 25-11-5 on home-ice (55 points). It's the first time since 1983-84 and 1984-85 that the Isles have earned at least 52 points at home in consecutive seasons.
The Isles finished their road schedule with a record of 20-16-5. It's the 10th time in franchise history that the Isles have won 20 road games in a season.
Tampa Bay 9-17-12-3-=41
The Isles were outshot 10-1 in the final six minutes of regulation and in overtime. They have been outshot in all three games in the series.
Shots by Game
· Game 1: Isles 22, Tampa Bay 35
· Game 2: Isles 20, Tampa Bay 31
· Game 3: Isles 39, Tampa Bay 41
· Total: Isles 81, Tampa Bay 107
By Division (Regular Season)
The Isles are 18-8-4 in Division games and are 27-19-6 in games against other divisions. They are 8-12-4 vs. the Atlantic Division, 9-4-1 vs. the Central Division, and 10-3-1 vs. the Pacific Division.
How The West Was Won
The Isles went 19-7-2 against the Western Conference, including 12-0-2 at home. The Isles finished with the best record of any Eastern team vs. the West.
In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 36 saves but falls to 1-2 in the series and 5-4 in the playoffs. He is 3-1 in his career in overtime.
Ben Bishop made 35 saves and improves to 2-1 in the series and 6-2 in the playoffs. He is 4-0 in his career in overtime.
In the game, the Islanders were 1-4 on the power play while Tampa Bay was 1-4.
For the series, the Isles are 3-13 on the power play, while Tampa Bay is 2-11.
For the playoffs, the Isles are 8-34 on the power play and have killed 22 of 26 opponents' power plays.
Power Plays by Game
· Game 1: Isles 1-4, Tampa Bay 0-2
· Game 2: Isles 1-5, Tampa Bay 1-5
· Game 3: Isles 1-4, Tampa Bay 1-4
· Series: Isles 3-13, Tampa Bay 2-11
The Isles are 4-3 in the playoffs when they score at least one power play goal and 1-1 when they do not. The Isles are 1-3 when they allow at least one power play goal in the playoff and are 4-1 when they do not.
In the regular season, the Isles were 27-5-4 when they score at least one power play goal and 18-22-6 when they do not. The Isles are 13-13-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 32-14-7 when they do not.
Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 3-1 in the playoffs when scoring at least 3 goals and are 2-3 when they do not.
In the regular season, the Isles were 37-4-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 8-23-8 when they did not.
One Goal Games
The Isles are 4-2 in playoff games decided by a single goal, including 3-1 in overtime. The Isles are 1-1 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.
The Isles are 1-1 in playoff games when they score first and are 5-2 when they allow the opening goal.
The Isles were 29-7-5 in the regular season when they scored first and were 16-20-5 when they allowed the opening goal.
Jack Capuano is now 10-12 in playoff games behind the Islander bench. Among the nine New York area teams, only the Yankees' Joe Girardi has led his team longer than Capuano.
Capuano is only the 2nd coach to lead three Islander teams to the playoffs, joining Al Arbour.
Most playoff wins by Islander coaches:
· Al Arbour 123
· Jack Capuano 10
· Terry Simpson 9
· Peter Laviolette 4
· Ted Nolan 1
· Steve Stirling 1
Most playoff games coached (Islanders):
· Al Arbour 209
· Jack Capuano 22
· Terry Simpson 20
· Peter Laviolette 12
· Steve Stirling 5
· Ted Nolan 5
Most playoff series wins:
· Al Arbour 29
· Jack Capuano 1
· Terry Simpson 1
Most overtime wins/overtime record:
· Al Arbour 26 (26-9)
· Jack Capuano 4 (4-4)
· Terry Simpson 3 (3-0)
· Peter Laviolette 0 (0-1)
· Steve Stirling 0 (0-1)
Isles: Travis Hamonic (24:55); Florida: Victor Hedman (30:15). Hedman has led the Lightning in ice-time in every game in this year's playoffs.
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Nick Leddy (4-2), Travis Hamonic (1-12)
Frans Nielsen led the forwards with 21:03 of ice time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: Frans Nielsen (1-1), John Tavares (4-2), Tie (0-1)
Isles 38, Tampa Bay 27 (58%)
John Tavares won 7 of 11 for the Isles; Vladislav Namestnikov won 3 of 4 for Tampa Bay.
The Isles won at least half of the draws in all three regulation periods, but lost both draws in overtime.
The Isles won 30 of 52 draws at even strength, 4 of 5 on the power play and 4 of 8 on the penalty kill.
Face-offs Game by Game:
· Game 1: Isles 32, Tampa Bay 21
· Game 2: Isles 26, Tampa Bay 30
· Game 3: Isles 38, Tampa Bay 27
· Series: Isles 96, Tampa Bay 78
Isles 44, Tampa Bay 34. Kyle Okposo led the Isles with 10 hits. It was Okposo's highest hit total in any game, regular season or playoffs. Okposo is the first Isle with at least 10 hits in a playoff game since Matt Martin had 11 in the final game at Nassau Coliseum on 4/25/15 vs Washington.
Hits Game by Game:
· Game 1: Isles 29, Tampa Bay 33
· Game 2: Isles 33, Tampa Bay 31
· Game 3: Isles 44, Tampa Bay 34
· Series: Isles 106, Tampa Bay 98
Most Hits in a Season (since 2005-06):
1 Matt Martin 2014-2015 NYI 382
2 Matt Martin 2011-2012 NYI 374
3 Matt Martin 2015-2016 NYI 365
4 Matt Martin 2013-2014 NYI 359
5 Cal Clutterbuck 2008-2009 MIN 356
6 Cal Clutterbuck 2014-2015 NYI 343
7 Cal Clutterbuck 2010-2011 MIN 336
8 Cal Clutterbuck 2009-2010 MIN 318
There were no fights in the game and there have been no fights in the series. Playoff total – 0.
Regular season total – 23 (Martin-11, Lee-3, Bernier, Boychuk, Cizikas, Hamonic, Leddy, Mayfield, Okposo, Pulock, Strait).
The Isles were credited with 23 blocked shots; Calvin de Haan led the team with seven. de Haan, who had 8 blocks in game 6 in Florida, is the only Islander with at least 7 hits in a playoff games in the real time era.
Most Blocked Shots by an Islander (since 2005-2006)
1 Brendan Witt 2006-2007 207
2 Sean Hill 2006-2007 202
3 Calvin de Haan 2015-2016 198
3 Andrew Mac Donald 2013-2014 198
5 Andrew Mac Donald 2011-2012 185
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 59, Tampa Bay 73 (Including 17-4 in Tampa Bay's favor after Clutterbuck's goal gave the Isles the lead in the third period.
5-on-5: Isles 46, Tampa Bay 55
The Corsi stat measures shots attempted, both for and against (including blocks).
Matt Martin led the Isles with a +7 5-on-5 Corsi rating and a 65% Corsi For percentage. Alex Killorn led Tampa Bay with a +13 5-on-5 Corsi rating.
Corsi (All Situations) Game by Game:
· Game 1: Isles 44, Tampa Bay 65
· Game 2: Isles 39, Tampa Bay 59
· Game 3: Isles 59, Tampa Bay 73
· Series: Isles 142, Tampa Bay 197
Corsi (5-on-5) Game by Game:
· Game 1: Isles 31, Tampa Bay 54
· Game 2: Isles 29, Tampa Bay 39
· Game 3: Isles 46, Tampa Bay 55
· Series: Isles 106, Tampa Bay 148
ISLANDERS VS LIGHTNING
GAME 4: FRIDAY, MAY 6th – TAMPA BAY AT ISLANDERS 7:00PM
[NBCSN, WCBS 880, 88.7 WRHU-FM]
GAME 5: SUNDAY, MAY 8th – AT TAMPA BAY 3:00PM
[NBCSN, WFAN 660, 88.7 WRHU-FM]
GAME 6: IF NECESSARY: TUESDAY, MAY 10th – AT ISLANDERS Time TBD
GAME 7: IF NECESSARY: THURSDAY, MAY 12th– AT TAMPA BAY Time TBD
A 1-hour Islander playoff post-game will follow each game on MSG Networks.
The Isles will look to even the series at 2 games each on Friday.
The Isles have trailed 14 best-of-7 series 2 games to 1:
· The Isles have won game 4 seven times, and have won the series 3 of those 7 times
· The Isles have lost game 4 eight times, and have won the series only once of those 7 times (vs. Washington in 1987).
Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources. Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog http://www.nyiskinny.com./
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
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