NHL Game Night: 12-21-09 Lightning at Islanders

The Lightning's road trip is over. But, after two wins, the season isn't, thankfully.

TB-4
NYI-2

Mike Smith allowed just 2 goals on 38 shots for the win.

First Period
NYI 16:47, Hunter 6 (Bailey, Hillen)(PP)

Second Period
TB 6:20, Stamkos 21 (St. Louis, Malone)
NYI 16:25, Thompson 1 (Okposo, Nielsen)
TB 19:41, Lecavalier 9 (Tanguay, Malone)

Third Period
TB 2:48, Malone 17 (Stamkos, Foster)(PP)
TB 11:39, Malone 18 (St. Louis, Lecavalier)(PP)

The Lightning have climbed back to within 1 game of the .500 mark and 2 points of 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

Paul Szczechura had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, 4 hits, and was 75% on draws in 14:05.

James Wright had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:17.

Blair Jones had 2 shots and 2 hits in 12:34.

Victor Hedman was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 hit, and 4 blocked shots in 19:47.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.