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01/21/2013 4:33 PM EST
Islanders take big lead, hold off Lightning 4-3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- David Ullstrom scored early in the third
period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off
the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Monday.

Coach Jack Capuano returned to the Islanders and guided them to
their first win of the season. He missed the opening-night loss
to New Jersey on Saturday because of surgery to remove a kidney

Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo scored in a
12-minute span of the second period to put the Islanders ahead
3-0. Ullstrom gave New York a four-goal lead 91 seconds into the
final period.

Martin St. Louis, Benoit Pouliot and Steven Stamkos scored in a
5 1/2-minute stretch, pulling Tampa Bay within a goal with 12
minutes left. The Lightning couldn't get anything else past
Evgeni Nabokov, who stopped 23 of 26 shots.

Anders Lindback allowed all four of New York's goals on 44

For the first 40 minutes, New York was much tighter defensively
than it was in the 2-1 loss to the Devils. The Islanders took
away the middle of the ice, forcing the potent Lightning to the

The clogging of the defensive zone allowed the Islanders to
force mistakes. New York took advantage of those turnovers with
goals by Grabner, Martin and Okposo.

Grabner opened the scoring 5:38 into the second period with a
power-play goal. His first goal of the season also marked New
York's first lead of the season.

Martin and Okposo scored consecutive goals in a 62-second span
to make it 3-0. As Martin's penalty for holding expired, Tavares
sprung him for a semi-breakaway and the New York forward snapped
past Lindback's stickside at 16:23 to give the Islanders a 2-0

Okposo then came down on a 2-on-1 and scored his first goal of
the season.

Ullstrom's off-wing goal 1:31 into the third grew the lead to
4-0 before the Lightning rallied.

St. Louis' goal was his third in two games while Stamkos and
Pouliot got their first. Stamkos scored 60 last season and has
twice led the NHL in goals.

NOTES: New York went 1 for 7 on the power play. Tampa Bay was 0
for 3 on the man advantage. ... Vincent Lecavalier played his
1,000th NHL game. The No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft,
Lecavalier has played his entire career with the Lightning. ...
The Lightning made a minor trade Monday morning, acquiring
forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers for
future considerations. Jacques, 27, has played in 166 NHL games
with the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks. He had seven points
(five goals and two assists) in 24 games with the Panthers' AHL
affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

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