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UNIONDALE Michael Grabner Jersey Womens , N.Y. (AP) — The Lightning and their high-flying offense hadn’t been shut out all season. The Islanders blanked them for 65 minutes, but it still wasn’t enough.Victor Hedman scored the only goal in shootout Friday night to lift Tampa Bay past New York 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display in regulation and overtime.Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt for the league-best Lightning.The Islanders had a power play at 3:23 of overtime when Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov was called for cross-checking but couldn’t convert.Greiss and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy put on a save-for-save clinic before the shootout. Greiss made 41 saves while Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots. Vasilevskiy turned away three more during the shootout.“Both goaltenders were outstanding,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “It was a well-played hockey game.”The Islanders, who lead the Metropolitan Division, came in having won of 15 of their last 19 games, including five of six heading into the All-Star break and their subsequent bye week. They hadn’t played since losing at Chicago in a shootout on Jan. 22.“There was a little bit of a playoff-feel type of game with the number one team in the league coming to your building,” Islanders captain Anders Lee said.The Lightning were coming off their first game back, a 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. And when they last played the Islanders, Tampa Bay was smothered 5-1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Jan. 13.“We knew what happened last time we played them. We were expecting a better effort and we definitely got it Marian Hossa Jersey Womens ,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “And a 0-0 game is a pretty exciting one.”Tampa Bay outshot the Islanders 14-11 in the first period with Greiss made a number of strong saves, denying Lightning captain Steven Stamkos from in close on the power play and stopping Yanni Gourde from the doorstep.Greiss also was in goal for the Islanders when the Islanders won in Brooklyn on Jan. 13.“I think we played two great games against them,” Greiss said. “It is a confidence boost for us.”In the second period, the Islanders had two power-play chances but couldn’t convert.The chippy contest continued with the goaltenders on top of their games as each team registered 10 shots in the middle stanza.Vasilevskiy made a spectacular save on Valtteri Filppula midway through the second period, sprawling to his left to deny the Finnish forward.“I thought we played really good defensively,” said the 24-year-old netminder. “Both goalies played well.”In the third, the Lightning came out flying with 10 shots on Greiss in the first five minutes.Greiss denied Brayden Point with a left pad save off a tic-tac-toe setup from linemates Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov.He made stops on Mathieu Joseph and Ryan McDonagh to keep the game scoreless.Vasilevskiy was equally stellar, robbing Mathew Barzal from in front and stopping Josh Bailey on a follow-up.He also made a sharp glove save on Islanders captain Anders Lee with 2:11 left in regulation.The Lightning had a 40-32 shots advantage heading into overtime.Trotz was asked if the riveting scoreless draw made him miss ties.“A little bit because we’re a team sport and we preach team in everything we do. With a penalty shot, you sort of lose the effect of a game Joakim Nordstrom Jersey Womens ,” Trotz said. “But from the fans’ standpoint, they want to see an end result. And part of what’s theirs is the shootout.”NOTES: The Islanders scratched Fs Tom Kuhnhackl and Ross Johnston plus D Luca Sbisa and continued to be without injured F Andrew Ladd and D Thomas Hickey. … Tampa Bay scratched Fs Ryan Callahan and Danick Martel and D Anton Stralman. … The Islanders were 8-2-1 in January and have a winning record each month this season.UP NEXTIslanders: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.Lightning: Visit the New York Rangers on Saturday night. The old adage is that when a player is injured, opportunities for other players open up. Ryan Hartman has taken advantage of that situation for the banged-up Nashville Predators.Hartman will try to help the Predators to their fifth straight home win when they face the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.Nashville (21-10-1) remains one of the league’s top teams in spite of a rash of injuries to key players. Viktor Arvidsson, who’s scored 68 goals since the start of the 2016-17 season, has been on injured reserve since Nov. 11 with a broken thumb and Filip Forsberg (team-high 14 goals this season) was placed on IR on Dec. 1, reportedly with a hand injury.Article continues below ...Hartman has moved into a spot on the top line and scored in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win against the Vancouver Canucks. He is averaging nearly 18 minutes of ice time over the last seven games and being called upon more for special teams play.“You can see the poise that he plays with. He’s playing really confident right now, holding on to the puck and really seeing the plays unfold,” said Colton Sissons, who scored the game-winner and has three goals and two assists in a season-high four-game points streak.Hartman already has nine goals in 32 games after collecting 11 in 78 contests with the Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks last season.“The speed in which he’s playing Tyler Graovac Jersey Womens , the offense in which he’s showing. He’s playing the game on the edge, but he’s staying disciplined, and so he’s doing a lot of good things out there with (Ryan) Johansen and (Kevin) Fiala,” coach Peter Laviolette said.Hartman downplayed his contributions.“I don’t really change the way I play really. I just try to be physical, get in on the puck and make plays. I don’t think anything really changes,” said the one-time first-round pick of the Blackhawks.Nashville is 4-0-3 in its last seven matchups with the Devils, who have lost 13 of 16 on the road this season.New Jersey (11-13-6) is in position for back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 13 and Nov. 15 after topping the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime on Friday. The Devils rallied from two three-goal deficits before Nico Hischier’s game-winner in the opening minute of the extra session withstood a review.“We were down early, but we stick to it, we battled hard and we came back Noah Hanifin Jersey Womens ,” Hischier said after lifting New Jersey to its first win in seven games that went past regulation in 2018-19.The Devils are 0-3-2 in the back ends of games on consecutive nights.“It’s time to put it to work on the ice and make the plays and execute. It’s not a matter of between the ears at this point,” center Brian Boyle said.Keith Kinkaid was pressed into service after Cory Schneider yielded three goals on seven shots in the opening 9:23. Kinkaid, who is expected to start Saturday made 32 saves in the Devils’ 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville on Oct. 25 in New Jersey. He’s been reached for at least three goals in seven of 10 road starts this season.Kyle Palmieri, who assisted on all three goals against the Predators, tallied his team-high 17th goal in Friday’s win. He has five goals and an assist in a four-game points streak.Devils winger Taylor Hall sat out Friday and remains day-to-day with lower-body soreness. The Hart Trophy winner leads the team with 23 assists and 31 points and needs one goal for 200 in his career.

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