Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 4/6/13

The Lightning were coming off a string of games where they were applying offensive pressure consistently. That was not the case Saturday night as they could not get much going offensively against the New York Islanders. Ben Bishop allowed three goals off 24 shots faced in the game. As a team the Bolts were outshot 28-21. Tampa Bay trailed 1-0 after the first period. They would tie it up courtesy of Richard Panik’s shot. However, under four minutes later in the period, Islanders’ Josh Bailey took a nice centering pass and put it past Bishop to make it 2-1. Tampa Bay Bay would tie it up in the third period but once again would be short lived when New York’s Matt Martin shot the puck and appeared to have deflected off a Lightning skater and into the net. The Islanders would add and empty net goal to make it a 4-2 final. Tampa Bay trails the division leading Washington Capitals by six points with 11 games to play. The post Lightning fall to the Islanders 4-2 appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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