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Lightning extend series lead 3-1, beating Islanders in Game 4

One more win stands between the Bolts and the Stanley Cup Finals.
Credit: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes the save on New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) during the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.

EDMONTON, AB — The Tampa Bay Lightning continue the quest for the Stanley Cup, needing just one more win to move on to the Stanley Cup Final. 

The Bolts faced-off against the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday afternoon.

Now, the Lightning lead the series 3-1 after an impressive show across all three periods. Brayden Point, Pat Maroon, Blake Coleman and Ondrej Palat found the goal for the team tonight. 

Bolts and Islanders meet again on Tuesday for Game 5 at 8 p.m.

They went into today's game with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams met Sunday for the seventh time this season. The Islanders won the last matchup 5-3. The Islanders are 25-13-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. 

Game coverage below--

5:35 p.m. (Sept 13): BOLTS WIN! ⚡One more win stands between the Lightning and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  

5:32 p.m. (Sept 13): EMPTY NETTER! Bolts extend their lead 4-1 with a goal from Maroon just under 2 minutes left. Islanders pulled their goaltender for a six-player on the ice advantage.

5:25 p.m. (Sept. 13): Palat gets called for a hook in the offensive zone giving the Isalnders another power play this evening.

5:12 p.m. (Sept. 13): Brayden Point finds the goal, extending the Lightning's lead: 3-1

4:38 p.m.(Sept. 13): Lightning head out of the second period with the lead: 2-1

4:36 p.m. (Sept. 13): The islanders get a power play as Shattenkirk is called for flipping the puck over the glass. Bolts follow suit with a power play of their own. 

4:30 p.m. (Sept. 13): BACK TO BACK GOALS! The Lightning take the lead for the first time tonight as Palat finds the goal. The score stands at 2-1.

4:29 p.m. (Sept. 13): Bolts return 15 seconds later with a goal by Coleman to tie things up as Game 2 heats up during the second period.

4:27 p.m. (Sept 13): Islanders get on the board first. The Bolts trail: 1-0

4:16 p.m. (Sept. 13): After a delayed penalty the Islanders secure their first power play of the game.

4:08 p.m. (Sept 13): Lightning start the second period on a power play, but the Islanders pull off a successful penalty kill. The game remains scoreless.

3:48 p.m. (Sept. 13): We leave the first period scoreless. Both teams head into the second 0-0.

3:26 p.m.(Sept. 13): Bolts secure the first power play of the game after Adam Pelech is called for tripping.

2:56 p.m. (Sept. 13):

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