The Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8) defeated the New York Islanders (37-35-10) 6-4 in the regular season finale on Friday night in New York. With the win. the Lightning clinched third place in the Atlantic Division and secured a first round playoff matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Steven Stamkos set the pace in this game, earning a hat trick with three goals. The Lightning fell behind 3-1, before rallying to tie the game 3-3 and take a 5-3 lead. In the game's final two minutes both teams scored a goal that would make the final margin 6-4.
Andrei Vasilevskiy went 33-for-37 in net to pick up the win.
The Lightning now look ahead to the first round playoff matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs - keep it locked to 95.3 WDAE & AM 620 for the absolute latest.
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