NHL Game Night: 3-24-12 Islanders at Lightning

But they'll never take our freedom!

NYI-3
TB-4

Dwayne Roloson stopped 34 of 37 for the win.

First Period
TB Stamkos (51), (Purcell, St. Louis), 15:49

Second Period
TB Stamkos (52), (St. Louis, Purcell), 1:46
NYI Nielsen (15), (Moulson, Tavares)(PP), 8:15
NYI Okposo (16), (Bailey, Nielsen), 19:24

Third Period
NYI Moulson (33), (Streit, MacDonald), 0:43
TB Pyatt (11), (Malone, Connolly), 9:08
TB Wallace (3), (Stamkos, Labrie), 12:10

Steven Stamkos and Dwayne Roloson were the game's first and second stars, but it was Tim "William" Wallace who led the team to victory with the big, game winning goal.

For a team that's going to be playing golf in 8 more games, they're playing hard and they're having fun. That's a testament to their professionalism and their respect and love for the game. It bodes well for next season, even if it's messing up my dreams of getting a certain Red Deer defenseman in a Lightning jersey.

Keith Aulie had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 10:10.

Trevor Smith had 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:17.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie had a helper and was +1 with 4 hits and 1 blocked shot in 8:23. Defensively responsible? Hits everything that moves? Occasionally chips in offensively? He'll beat someone up, too, if he has to. What more do you want from a fourth liner? I love the big guy.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.