Isles stay hot, top Light­ning

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - PAGE 2 -

Casey Cizikas and Cal Clut­ter­buck each had a goal and an as­sist, Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots, and the Is­lan­ders beat the league-lead­ing Light­ning 5-1 on Sun­day in New York.

New York scored three goals in the open­ing five min­utes as it won for the 11th time in its past 14 games.

“It just shows what type of team we are when we play the right way, and how suc­cess­ful we can be,” Cizikas said.

Ryan McDon­agh had a goal for Tampa Bay, which was 18-1-1 in its pre­vi­ous 20. The Light­ning — the NHL lead­ers in wins (35), points (72) and road wins (16) — lost in reg­u­la­tion for just the ninth time this sea­son, but for the sec­ond in their past five games.

Tampa Bay de­fense­man Vic­tor Hed­man left the game in the sec­ond pe­riod af­ter be­ing ac­ci­den­tally hit in the face by an of­fi­cial. Hed­man did not re­turn.

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