Tampa Bay hosts New York after Johnson’s 2-goal game
Tampa, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay hosts the New York Islanders after Tyler Johnson scored two goals in the Lightning’s 7-1 victory over the Sharks.
The Lightning are 10-5-2 in Eastern Conference games. Tampa Bay leads the league averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Nikita Kucherov with 10.
The Islanders are 6-2-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York is last in the NHL shooting 28.4 shots per game.
In their last matchup on Nov. 1, New York won 5-2. Anders Lee recorded a team-high 3 points for the Islanders.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kucherov leads the Lightning with 21 assists and has recorded 31 points this season. Victor Hedman has collected eight assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 5-4-1, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Lightning: 5-4-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.9 assists, four penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Lightning Injuries: None listed.
Islanders Injuries: Nick Leddy: day to day (lower body).