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Islanders vs. Lightning: Isles drop points with a half effort

With a 3-1 loss, the New York Islanders five-game point streak comes to an end in Florida against a red hot Tampa Bay Lightning team. The Bolts are 8-1-1 over their last ten with six wins in row after tonight's two points. The hyper-talented Tampa squad is firing on all cylinders.

With the loss, the Isles cushion in the first wildcard spot in the East is at three points and only a single game in hand.

The half-effort they showed tonight has to be exercised from their play.