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Islanders face enormous task of going from contender to champion

They took the semifinals and the defending champs to the limit, to Game 7, to the final frenzied minute, in which the Islanders swarmed around and in front of Andrei Vasilevskiy’s net, desperately looking for the puck and the bounce that could extend their magic carpet ride into one more overtime.
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Lightning edge Islanders in Game 7 to return to Stanley Cup Final and defend their title

The Tampa Bay Lightning are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the second consecutive season. The defending champions will take on the Montreal Canadiens after defeating the New York Islanders in a cagey Game 7, 1-0. This will be the fourth time the Lightning have reached the Final, and they'll be searching for their third title in franchise history.
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Canadiens to play Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

The Montreal Canadiens will play the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. "They're going to get the best team they've played against so far, and we're going to get the best team we've played against so far," Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos said. "You don't get to the finals by luck. Every team that gets there deserves it. They've had an unbelievable run.

3 Keys: Islanders at Lightning, Game 7 of Semifinals

New York counting on Barzal; Tampa Bay could be without Kucherov with trip to Cup Final on line. The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders will play Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Friday. The winner will have home-ice advantage in...

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 schedule, TV info

NBC Sports will feature roughly 20 game and studio commentators throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Live will feature hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore and Mike Babcock. For this season only, the NHL realigned with four...

Game 7: Islanders vs. Lightning

Scenes from Game 7 of the Islanders' NHL semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Islanders lost the game, 1-0, dropping the series, 4-3.

The Islanders Kept Things Interesting, While The Canadiens Shocked Us All

Neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): It wouldn’t be the Stanley Cup playoffs without some wild results, and the semifinal round has certainly delivered in that department. On Wednesday night, the New York Islanders overcame a 2-0 deficit (and an 8-0 loss the game before) to force Game 7 against the defending-champion Tampa Bay Lightning before a raucous home crowd on Long Island. And on Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens finished upsetting the heavily favored Vegas Golden Knights with an overtime win of their own, stamping an extremely unlikely ticket to the Stanley Cup final.

NHL Playoffs Daily: New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum on the brink

The New York Islanders need to win Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning to keep their season alive -- and they'll get to do it at Nassau Coliseum, the building to which they'll bid adieu when this playoff run is over. Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights laid an egg...

BHN Daily: New York Islanders’ Trotz Falling From ‘Saint’hood

My how the tables have turned for the New York Islanders crying foul with the officiating in their semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. A missed too many men on the ice call in Tuesday night’s Game 2 led directly to a Tampa Bay Lightning goal in their convincing 4-2 win over the Isles, and after the game Islanders head coach Barry Trotz made certain to make mention of the incident. That was quite the turnaround for Trotz after he played the role of “respecting the referees” during the second round series against the Boston Bruins when a series of key calls went New York’s way.

Game 3: Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders Lines, Preview

After erasing a late two-goal deficit only to lose 4-3 in overtime, the Boston Bruins will look to regain the series lead and home advantage over the New York Islanders with a win in Game 3 of the East Division Final (7:30 PM ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVAS). In order to...
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Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Islanders 0

First Period_None. Penalties_None. Second Period_1, Tampa Bay, Gourde 5 (Killorn, Cirelli), 1:49 (sh). Penalties_Goodrow, TB (Cross Checking), 0:50. Third Period_None. Penalties_None. Shots on Goal_N.Y. Islanders 5-6-7_18. Tampa Bay 15-12-4_31. Power-play opportunities_N.Y. Islanders 0 of 1; Tampa Bay 0 of 0. Goalies_N.Y. Islanders, Varlamov 7-7-0 (31 shots-30 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy...