NHL Game Night: 4-6-13 Lightning at Islanders

This is a tough one to take.


Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss. It's a tough way to lose on a strange goal that will no doubt stick in Bishop's craw for a little while.

First Period
13:45 NYI Grabner (12), (Tavares)

Second Period
04:44 TB Panik (2), (Lecavalier, Carle)

Third Period
04:00 TB Carle (4), (Stamkos, Pouliot)
13:34 NYI Martin (3), (Lee, Streit)
19:46 NYI MacDonald (3), (Bailey)(EN)

It's the first regulation loss of Jon Cooper's tenure in Tampa Bay. Matt Carle was named the game's third star.

Alex Killorn was -2 with 4 shots and 1 blocked shot in 22:02.

Matt Taormina had 4 hits and 1 blocked shot in 16:25. He's no Victor Hedman, but I thought he had a decent effort in his callup.

Tyler Johnson was -1 with 2 hits in 11:28.

Richard Panik hooked up with Vincent Lecavalier for a beautiful goal and was +1 with 1 shot and 10:08. The good was the quick release he showed on an amazing behind the back feed from Lecavalier. The bad came in the form of some questionable decisions Panik made with the puck in the neutral zone.

Radko Gudas was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 13:20. Tonight was one of the rare nights Radko looked to me to have heavy legs. I was surprised.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.