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Islanders vs. Lightning: Lineups and game thread

The big, bad but slumping Bolts

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders
Go Hickey Go Hickey Go
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The Islanders (4-5-0) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-4-0) in Brooklyn’s [bank or soccer league of some sort] Center. If you’re watching on TV, note that this game is carried on NBC Sports.

Coming off a blowout of the Maple Leafs on Sunday, there are no changes to the lineup, including starting goalie Thomas Greiss.

Anthony Beauvillier -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey

Shane Prince -- Brock Nelson -- Andrew Ladd

Anders Lee -- Ryan Strome -- Jason Chimera

Nikolay Kulemin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy -- Travis Hamonic

Thomas Hickey -- Johnny Boychuk

Calvin de Haan -- Dennis Seidenberg

As for the Lightning, they are finishing up a six-game 11-day road trip and have been outscored 12-3 while losing the last three games (including one across town on Michael Grabner Hat Trick Night).

Check more LIghtning coverage at fellow SB Nation site Raw Charge, which projects their lines (and has additional discussion) like so:

Lightning Lines

Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov

Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Brayden Point

Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Jonathan Drouin

Cedric Paquette - Brian Boyle - Ryan Callahan

Defence Pairings

Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman

Jason Garrison - Andrej Sustr

Braydon Coburn - Nikita Nesterov


Ben Bishop

Andrei Vasilevskiy

FIG Picks

Leave your First Islanders Goal picks over here by game time, which is 7:30 EDT.