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Saturday Caterwaul: Islanders on the board after 5-3 victory over Lightning

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New York takes advantage of depleted Bolts to win Game 3

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Brock Nelson scored the game-winning goal with 3:25 remaining in the third period as the New York Islanders held off the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 5-3 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Islanders led 3-1 in the third before the depleted Bolts, who were missing injured Brayden Point and suspended Alex Killorn, rallied to tie the tilt on goals from Ondej Palat and Tyler Johnson.

Cal Clutterbuck, Adam Pelech and Anthony Beauvillier beat Andrei Vasilevskiy earlier in the game and Jean-Gabriel Pageau completed the scoring into an empty net with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to end Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots for the Islanders while Vailevskiy finished with 31 saves for the Lightning, who now hold a two games to one in the series, which continues on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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