TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom.
Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail Montreal by two points for second place in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay, 6-0-4 in its last 10 games, has two games in hand on the Canadiens.
The Islanders got goals from Ryan Strome and Matt Donovan. Right wing Kyle Okposo, who has a team-best 27 goals and 69 points, was a late scratch.
All three games between the teams this season were decided in a shootout, with the road team winning the first two.
Callahan pulled the Lightning even at 2 on his second goal of the game, coming on a rebound 5:50 into the third.
Donovan put the Islanders up 2-1 while lunging forward in the slot at 9:17 of the second. I...