Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 4, NY ISLANDERS 0
LIGHTNING SWEEP SEASON SERIES VS. ISLANDERS
Tampa Bay scored twice in a span of 42 seconds late in the first period and Andrei Vasilevskiy denied all 34 shots he faced as the Lightning defeated the Islanders for the third time this month.
* The Lightning recorded their seventh consecutive victory over the Islanders dating to Game 2 of the 2016 Second Round. Tampa Bay outscored New York 14-2 in winning all three games of their 2016-17 season series.
* Nikita Kucherov (1-1—2) and Steven Stamkos (0-2—2) each picked up a pair of points in the win. They collected 4-3—7 and 2-4—6, respectively, in three games against the Islanders this season.
The NHL announced that Maple Leafs Alumni and Red Wings Alumni will face-off outdoors in Toronto on New Year’s Eve in the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game. A limited number of tickets for the event go on sale today at 10 a.m. ET . . . The Coyotes announced plans for a new arena in Tempe, Arizona . . . Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, Jets forward Mark Scheifele and Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 13.
SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Ottawa @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, RDS2, TSN5
San Jose @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-CR, CSN-CA
Washington @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, CSN-DC
Nashville @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, SNO, FS-TN
Florida @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, FS-F
Tampa Bay @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, FS-D
Buffalo @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, MSG-B
Calgary @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, SNW
Chicago @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, CSN-CH
New Jersey @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, MSG+
Los Angeles @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, FS-W
NY Rangers @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNP, MSG
Edmonton @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., PRIME, SNOL
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TUESDAY’S 13-GAME SLATE
* The League-leading Canadiens (13-2-1, 27 points) host the Panthers (7-7-1, 15 points) at Bell Centre looking to join the 1963-64 Blackhawks (11-0-0) as the only teams in NHL history to win each of their first 11 home games to start a season.
* The top two teams in the Central Division meet when the Blackhawks (11-3-2, 24 points) visit the Jets (8-7-2, 18 points). Chicago is 9-0-2 in its past 11 games, while Winnipeg has a point in four straight (3-0-1).
* The Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers (12-4-0, 24 points) aim to maintain their hot start to the season when they continue a four-game road trip in Vancouver.
New York has won 12 of its first 16 games for the second time in their 90-year history and for the second straight campaign, following a 14-2-2 start in 2015-16.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Wild and Jets each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night.
Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
Source: NHL Public Relations