The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the New York Islanders 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.
After a physical but scoreless first period, it would be New York getting things started as Brock Nelson scored at the 11:27 mark. The Lightning answered quickly, however, as Blake Coleman scored on a breakaway at the 11:42 mark to tie the game 1-1. Then Ondrej Palat took the lead just twelve seconds later with a goal that would prove to be the game winner.
Just over three minutes into the third period, Brayden Point scored to lift the Lightning to a commanding 3-1 lead. Pat Maroon would add an empty netter at the 17:36 mark to set up the 4-1 final. Andrei Vasilevskiy went 26-for-27 in net to pick up the win, while Semyon Varlamov went 32-for-35 in net for the Islanders.
The Lightning now look to eliminate the New York Islanders from the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 PM with pregame coverage beginning at 7 on News Radio WFLA.