Kuckerov, Bishop lead Lightning to 6-1 win over Islanders

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek (29) controls the puck against New York Islanders left wing Nikolay Kulemin (86) during the second period Tuesday. AP Photo
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek (29) controls the puck against New York Islanders left wing Nikolay Kulemin (86) during the second period Tuesday. AP Photo

NEW YORK – Nikita Kucherov had two goals and two assists, Ben Bishop made 26 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 6-1 Tuesday night.

Steven Stamkos, Brian Boyle, J.T. Brown, and Valtteri Filppula also scored, and Victor Hedman and Slater Koekkoek each had two assists to help the Lightning snap a three-game skid and finish a 3-3-0 road trip.

Dennis Seidenberg scored for the Islanders, giving them goals by defensemen in six straight games. Thomas Greiss started in goal and gave up three goals on 11 shots in the first 13:34. He was replaced by Jaroslav Halak, who finished with 22 saves on 25 shots the rest of the way.

It was the teams’ first meeting since the Lightning beat the Islanders in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last spring.

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