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Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) during the third period of an NHL Eastern Conference final playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Quick-strike Lightning beat Islanders, on verge of final

Sep. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — While the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde was steaming about giving it up. Coach Jon Cooper decided to keep him on the ice for some redemption. “I’m not really happy out there...

New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) and teammate Ryan Pulock (6) celebrate the team's win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders have played Lightning tough since Game 1 rout

Sep. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

The New York Islanders are gaining confidence in their series with Tampa Bay. Coach Barry Trotz understands this is still an uphill battle. “We're going to get their best game tomorrow, and we've got to have our best game,” Trotz said Saturday. “You're in a position to get it to a...

New York Islanders' Brock Nelson (29) celebrates his goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nelson, Varlamov help Islanders beat Lightning 5-3 in Game 3

Sep. 12, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Coach Barry Trotz never questioned his New York Islanders' resolve. Brock Nelson broke a tie with 3:25 left, Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves and the Islanders the kept the Tampa Bay Lightning from taking a three-game lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference final with a 5-3 victory in...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning's Killorn suspended, may be Point-less vs Isles

Sep. 10, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

It didn't take long for Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper to go from fist-pumping to refocusing. With the Lightning already minus captain Steven Stamkos, forward Alex Killorn was suspended by the NHL for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final series against the New York Islanders on Friday night. And Cooper...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kucherov scores late; Lightning take 2-0 lead over Islanders

Sep. 9, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Even though the Tampa Bay Lightning seem to possess some overtime magic in the playoffs, this was not the the time for more hockey. Losing leading scorer Brayden Point to injury and Alex Killorn to ejection and after going into the game with just 11 forwards, the Lightning played...

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Isles East finals-bound after 4-0 romp over Flyers in Game 7

Sep. 6, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Coach Barry Trotz has spent the past two seasons attempting to instill a team-first, all-in identity with the New York Islanders. No more was that evident than Saturday night, when the Islanders handily confronted their biggest test of the year — decades perhaps — in beating...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) stops New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during overtime period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

A little Lundqvist in him? Flyers counting on Hart in Game 7

Sep. 4, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

The last time Barry Trotz coached against Alain Vigneault in the playoffs, Trotz's team blew a 3-1 series lead and lost in seven games. His New York Islanders took the same lead this year and have lost two in a row to Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers to set up Game 7 Saturday night. “Probably a lot of...

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) tries to hold onto the puck under pressure from New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and teammate Matt Martin (17) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers stave off elimination with 4-3 win over Islanders

Sep. 2, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and their big boy pants are sticking around the Toronto bubble for at least one more game. Scott Laughton scored on a redirect in overtime after Philadelphia blew a late two-goal lead, helping the Flyers stave off elimination with a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders...

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates his goal with teammates Anthony Beauvillier (18) and Josh Bailey (12) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders take 3-1 series lead with 3-2 win over Flyers

Aug. 31, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brock Nelson is sure glad the New York Islanders acquired Jean-Gabriel Pageau at the NHL trade deadline in February. Islanders coach Barry Trotz wasn’t sure what the score would have been if not for backup goalie Thomas Greiss' performance in his first start in nearly six months....

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) scoops the puck from the net as the New York Islanders celebrate their goal during third-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders, Canucks, Flames try to get one win from advancing

Aug. 16, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz knows just how capable the Washington Capitals are in coming back from an 0-2 series deficit. They did it two years ago in the first round against Columbus when he was the Capitals' coach and they were on their Stanley Cup championship run. Now, with the Islanders holding a...