Preview: Lightning look to clinch Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 5 against Islanders
TV: NBC Sports
TIME: 8 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Tampa Bay leads series 3-1
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to clinch the Eastern Conference finals over the New York Islanders in game five. The teams meet Tuesday for the eighth time this season. The Lightning won the last meeting 4-1.
The Lightning are 28-12-3 against conference opponents. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.2% and averaging 3.5 goals on 31.1 shots per game.
The Islanders are 11-7-4 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York has converted on 17.3% of power-play opportunities, scoring 29 power-play goals.
Brayden Point leads the Lightning with a plus-28 in 66 games this season. Ondrej Palat has eight goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Lightning: Averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Islanders: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.0 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Lightning: Steven Stamkos: out (lower body).
Islanders: Casey Cizikas: out for season (undisclosed), Tom Kuhnhackl: out for season (undisclosed).