NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, March 19th (All times eastern)
New York Islanders (31-31-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (35-28-4), 5 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Islanders will try to get back on the winning track today, as they travel to Tampa to battle the Lightning at St. Pete Times Forum.
The Islanders had won four straight before dropping games at Atlanta and Florida on Thursday and Friday. Both of the setbacks came by a 4-2 margin.
On Friday, Juraj Kolnik netted the decisive goal in the third period as the Panthers defeated New York at BankAtlantic Center.
Miroslav Satan scored both goals for the Islanders. Shawn Bates recorded two assists while Rick DiPietro stopped 40-of-43 shots.
The Islanders fell to 2-2 on the five-game road trip that ends today.
The Lightning, meanwhile, have won two of their last three and are coming off Friday's 6-3 triumph over visiting Philadelphia. Ryan Craig scored a pair of goals to lead Tampa Bay to the victory.
Vincent Lecavalier and Vaclav Prospal added a goal and an assist each for the Lightning, while John Grahame came up with 28 saves.
Lecavalier has registered a point in six straight games, notching five goals and three assists during the streak.
Tampa Bay, the defending Stanley Cup champion, is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Lightning are 3-0 against the Isles this season and has taken five of the last eight encounters.
03/19 10:21:34 ET