Islanders put up a fight against Lightning but fall short

TAMPA, Fla. — The Islanders stood toe-to-toe with the Eastern Conference’s best Thursday night, but in the end the Lightning — and especially their goalie — proved too strong. Andrei Vasilveksiy made 35 saves, Tyler Johnson broke a tie with 1:26 left, and the Lightning won 4-2, ending the Islanders’ seven-game points streak (5-0-2). Vasilevskiy […]

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Rangers’ young fourth line sits during crunch time

DETROIT — The Rangers’ fourth line had no enforcer, was offensively talented and had played a combined 61 NHL games. Unusual, for sure. “Intrigued is a good word; curious and intrigued,” first-year head coach David Quinn said before watching his new unit, with Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil and Vinni Lettieri, lose to the Red Wings, […]

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