Montoya helps lead Islanders past Lightning 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)
Nate Thompson put Tampa Bay ahead 61 seconds in, lifting a rebound past Montoya.
But, the Islanders scored four straight goals before Thompson helped set up a goal by Dominic Moore with the Lightning holding a two-man advantage midway through the third period.
Matt Martin made it 3-1 with a backhander at the 13:39 mark.
Nielsen leads the league with six short-handed goals, one shy of a franchise record.
Notes: Tampa Bay D Mattias Ohlund played in his 900th game. ... New York is 24-14-6 with Jurcina playing and 5-19-6 without him. ... The Lightning signed former Ferris State University G Pat Nagle, an undrafted free agent, to a two-year entry level contract. ... New York is 14-6-5 since the All-Star break and 6-1-4 in March. ... Tampa Bay has won only two of its last 11.