Islanders hold off Lightning in massive Game 1 win



The Islanders are off and running in the NHL semifinals.

Behind goals from Mat Barzal and Ryan Pulock, the Islanders took Game 1 of their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning with a 2-1 win Sunday in Tampa.

Brayden Point scored with less than a minute left to bring the Lightning within one.

Mat Barzal celebrates his goal Sunday.
Mat Barzal celebrates his goal Sunday.
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Tampa Bay knocked off the Islanders in last year’s semifinals on their way to winning their second Stanley Cup.


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