the New York Islanders, led by the center Matthieu barzal, facing Tampa Bay Lightning, led by right winger Steve stamkos, in game 3 of their NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. On Thursday, June 17, 2021 (6/17/21).
Fans can watch the match for free via a trial from fuboTV.
The series is tied at 1-1 after the Lightning claimed a 4-2 win in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NHL Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
who: Lightning against the islanders
When: Thursday June 17 2021
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Or: Nassau Coliseum
TV: UNITED STATES
Direct: fuboTV (free trial)
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The New York Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the third round of the NHL Playoffs in a tie 1-1. The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season. The Lightning won the last game 4-2.
The Islanders are 21-4-3 at home. New York averages just 2.7 penalties per game, the least in the league. Ross Johnston leads the team with an average of 0.7.
The Lightning are 15-10-3 in road games. Tampa Bay is 10th in the NHL with an average of 5.3 assists per game, led by Victor Hedman with 0.7.
Mathew Barzal has 45 points overall for the Islanders, 17 goals and 28 assists. Brock Nelson has six goals and two assists in the last 10 games for New York.
Brayden Point leads the Lightning with 48 points, scoring 23 goals and recording 25 assists. Alex Killorn has five goals and five assists in the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
DURING THE playoffs
Islanders: With an average of 3.4 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a save percentage of .926.
Lightning: Average of 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 5.2 penalties and 12.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a save percentage of .931.
Islanders: Ross Johnston: absent (not disclosed), Semyon Varlamov: day to day (upper body), Oliver Wahlstrom: absent (lower body).
Lightning: None listed.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)