Posted October 20, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning stop a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Ryan Malone, Steven Stamkos and Brett Clark also scored for the Lightning. The Islanders got a goal from Michael Grabner. New York had won three in a row, all coming during a season-opening four-game homestand. Malone put the Lightning up 1-0 with a rebound power-play goal from the slot with 3:28 left in first. The Lightning outshot New York 14-6 during the period. Lecavalier made it 2-0 at 15:14 of the second. Stamkos, playing in his 250th NHL game, extended the lead to 3-0 with 14:35 to go in the third. After Grabner cut it 3-1 at 7:55 of the third, Clark scored late in the period. New York went almost 13 minutes without a shot in the second before Tampa Bay goalie Mathieu Garon stopped a long-range shot by Brian Rolston. Garon made three saves on John Tavares in the first. The Islanders' center was ...
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