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Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series

Lightning Islanders Hockey
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jun 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-20 13:10:10-04

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Martin capped New York’s three-goal second period, Ryan Pulock made a diving stop in front of an open goal in the closing seconds and the Islanders held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series at two games apiece.

Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal also scored, and Cal Clutterbuck and Adam Pelech each had two assists.

Semyon Varlamov finished with 28 saves. Brayden Point had a goal for the seventh straight game, and Tyler Johnson also scored for the defending champion Lightning.

Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 27 saves.