THE FIRST PERIOD:
8:56 – Yanni Gourde steals the puck, fakes the shot, and, then, records a goal
2-0 Tampa Bay Lightning
19:15 – The captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, scores his sixth goal of the postseason to give his team an early lead in Game 5
1-0 Tampa Bay Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/AP) — No team has been more resilient in the NHL playoffs than the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The reigning Stanley Cup champions are 12-0 in games following a postseason loss since the start of their title run last year. That ability to bounce back is about to be tested again by the New York Islanders.
The Lightning have gone 21-7-0 in home games this season and have not lost consecutive playoff games since the 2018-19 first round vs. the Blue Jackets.
During the playoffs, the Lightning are averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.8 penalties, and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
WFLA will be live from Amalie Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. with a live pregame show featuring J.B. Biunno and Gabrielle Shirley.