While it wasn't pretty, the Tampa Bay Lightning picked up a much-needed two points their last time out.
The New York Islanders are coming off one of their ugliest defeats of the season.
Seeking back-to-back wins for the first time in almost a month, the Lightning try to snap their recent home woes Thursday night against the Islanders.
After a brutal 1-7-0 stretch, Tampa Bay (11-14-1) got back on track Tuesday with a 3-2 victory at Florida. Martin St. Louis extended his point streak to seven with a goal and two assists and Steven Stamkos notched his NHL-leading 20th tally.
The Lightning were outshot 39-13, but Anders Lindback had arguably his best game of the season with 37 saves and helped hold the Panthers scoreless on four power-play opportunities.
"Some games you deserve to win and you don't and some games you don't and your goalie keeps you in it," said Stamkos, who has 13 goals and seven assists over his last 13 games. "At this point of the season, the way some games have ...