Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bye Bye Bishop




On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the New York Islanders played the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 1 of round 2 in the Stanley Cup playoffs in Amalie arena, Tampa Bay. Quickly into the game, the Lightning's Ondrej Palat scored. Assists go to Jonathan Drouin and Vladislav Namestnikov. The Lightning didn't have the lead for long as 2:39 later Travis Hamonic's shot leaks through goalie Ben Bishop's pad. 1-1. Assists go to Alan Quine and John Tavares. Later in the period bad back checking by Tampa Bay leads to a nice pass from Ryan Strome to Shane Prince and Prince makes no mistakes and buries the puck past Bishop 2-1. Brock Nelson got an assist along with Strome. The line's next shift was similar as Prince scores again with 3 seconds left as Strome and Nelson get another assist 3-1 New York. In the second period, a penalty by Jonathan Marchessault gave the Islanders a power play goal by John Tavares ending
Bishop's night. That's 4GA on 13 shots. Assists go to Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielson. A scary moment for the Islanders when Alex Killorn's dumped in puck hits head coach Jack Capuano in the nose. Former Stanley cup winner Doug Weight then took over as head coach. In the 3rd period, goals by Nikita Kucherov and Valtteri Filppula got the game to 4-3. Matthew Carle, Victor Hedman, Killorn and Jason Garrison all got assists. Luckily for the Islanders, Cal Clutterbuck's empty net goal made it 5-3. Casey Cizikas and Calvin de Haan got assists. More good news is that Capuano was on the bench to see the goal. Final Islanders 5, Lightning 3.
other scores: Predators 2, Ducks 1. MLB: Yankees 2, Rangers 3. Padres 9 Giants13 Phillies3 Nats0 Chisox4 Jays0 Braves4 Bosox9 O's3 Rays1 Reds2 Mets5 A's4 Tigers9 Indians6 Twins5 Pirates9 Rockies8 Cards11 Dbacks4 Royals2 Angels4 Astros7 Mariners4 Marlins 2 Dodgers 0 Brewers and Cubs postponed.            

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