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Hegel and Elliott help Lightning deal with the islanders

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Tampa — Brandon Hegel The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena.

braden point When Nicholas Paul The Lightning (3-3-0) had one goal and one assist each in Friday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Florida Panthers. Brian Elliott 32 saves in the first victory of the season.

“We put a lot of energy into winning last night’s game,” said Tampa Bay manager John Cooper. We had to, and the islanders threw everything at us. [Elliott] It was a wall for us. ”

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Matt Martin, Anthony Beauvillier When Ryan Plock Scoring for the Islanders (2-3-0) on a two-game losing streak. Ilya Sorokin Recorded 21 saves.

“We lost tonight, but there were some good things.” Matthew Berthal Said. “I thought all the lines were going pretty well, so I take it as a positive.”

The point was scored from the edge of the crease after Hegel stole the puck at 10:43 of the first period, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead Scott Mayfield behind the net.

Martin equalized at 1-1 at 12:29. Corey Perry.

“We had a few plays where we shot ourselves in the leg,” said Martin. “We had some injuries that shouldn’t have happened and we paid for it. But overall it was a good effort and a good game. If we play like that for the rest of the year, we’re where we want to be. could be in

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Hegel put Tampa Bay back in front 2-1 at 18:03 in the first on the rebound after the point’s first shot hit the crossbar.

“He’s taking chances, they haven’t been taking chances,” Cooper said of Hegel, who has been minus two in the Lightning’s first five games and failed to score a point. You get excited when you come in for him.

Perry extended his lead to 3-1 at 3:12 of the second period, finishing a cross-crease pass from . Pierre-Edouard Bellmare It’s on the left post.

At 9:36, Beauvier cut it to 3-2 when a rushing backhand grazed Elliott.

“A much better effort. (We) probably deserved better, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said a positive islander. Cal Clutterbuck Said. “We made some big mistakes in some bad times.”

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Paul regained the Lightning’s two-goal lead with 0.1 seconds remaining.rear Nikita Soshnikov Paul took the pass as he flipped the puck on the Islanders blue line. Ross Colton Defeat the Sorokin blocker side with a wrist shot from the right circle.

“We knew we didn’t have a lot of time left,” said Paul. “I knew he had to hit it in a good position at the net, so he went to the low blocker with 0.1 seconds to spare.”

Pulock brought the Islanders back within 4-3 at 5:45 of the third period, but Alex Killone Won the loose pack in the low slot at 14:08 in the 5-3 final.

It was Killone’s first goal since 21 April (33 games including the playoffs).

“You start thinking you’ll never score in the NHL again,” Killone said. “I wasn’t going to be denied. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever shot a puck.

Note: New York is 3-for-3 in penalty kills and is 18-18 this season. …Lightning Forward Nikita Kucherov He extended his streak to 4 games (7 assists) with assists. …Clutterbuck scored his 10th hit in a game-high.