Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the New York Islanders in game one of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.  The Lightning came out firing on all cylinders taking control of the game early in the first period, but it quickly faded with the Islanders scoring four unanswered goals before the Lightning made a late game push.

First Period

Ondrej Palat open up the scoring early in the first with a shot from the slot beating Thomas Greiss.

Greiss stepped up and would not allow another goal until late into the third period.  The Lightning would end up pulling Ben Bishop on a night where he did not look like himself.

Third Period

Nikita Kucherov would start the comeback late in the third period with the Lightning down 4-1.  The Lightning would then go on to bring the game to within one before Cal Clutterbuck put the game away with an empty net goal.

Ways to Take Control

The Lightning are ready to get back to Amalie Arena and play Bolts hockey.  The Lightning need to press the fact that New York is tired and has played almost double the amount of time that Tampa did in the first round.  Bishop needs to play Bishop hockey and the Triplets have got to keep putting points on the board and carry this team.

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A student at Georgia Southern University who is passionate about sports all sports and statistics. If my team is getting beat, chances are you will want to stay as far away from me as possible because I will not be in the mood. Otherwise come hang out and enjoy the love of sports because, lets face it who doesn’t love sports?

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