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Tuesday Caterwaul: Lightning post 8-2 rout of Islanders

Point and Kucherov set franchise record as Bolts take Game 1

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

Brayden Point (two goals, three assists) and NIkita Kucherov (one goal, four assists) each racked up five points in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 8-2 demolition of the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final in Edmonton. They are the first players in Tampa Bay history to have five points in a postseason game.

Yanni Gourde scored two goals, Victor Hedman had a goal and two assists, Kevin Shattenkirk had three assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves for the Lightning.

Thomas Greiss allowed three goals on nine shots before he chased at 10:46 of the first period. Semyon Varlamov came in and stopped 20 of 25 shot in relief.

Jordan Eberle and Nick Leddy scored the goals for the Islanders, who will need a much better effort in Game 2 on Wednesday.

SBN Recaps: Raw Charge / Lighthouse Hockey

Tonight’s game

Dallas Stars at Vegas Golden Knights 8 p.m. NBCSN (DAL leads 1-0)

Pregame at Defending Big D / Knights On Ice