NHL Game Night 2/7: Islanders at Lightning

Roberts goes from goat to hero in the span of a couple of nights.

NYI-0
TB-1

Mike McKenna had a 28 save shutout for his first career NHL win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
13:34 TB Roberts (3), (Eminger, Stamkos)

Roberts, who got played like a fiddle by Matt Cooke to help cost his team a point in the standings against the Pens, tipped in an Eminger point shot for the game winning goal tonight. I sense mayhem on the message boards.

Steve Downie was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 9:37. He limped off after getting hit with a puck, so we'll have to see if he's ready to go next time out.

Matt Smaby got himself a 5 for fighting early in the game and also had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 19:22. Tonight was a really good night for Smaby. He got an opportunity to show the coaching staff what he can do with more ice time, and he was solid. He was even surprisingly good at pinching in and keeping plays alive at the blueline in the offensive zone. I've been extremely impressed since he came back from his injury. It looks to me like he may very well stick this time.

David Koci played 1:31 in the game.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.