Moulson Eventually Nets Overtime Winner to Helps the Islanders Win, 3-2
New York, NY - It may have taken video-review but Matt Moulson scored the overtime winner to help lead the New York Islanders (4-1-2) to the 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1-1) on Thursday night. And even though it is early in this 2010-11 season the Islanders now hold first place in a very tough Atlantic Division.
Moulson who was originally credited with a goal at 1:56 in the overtime period with the review of the goal taking 10 minutes before the officials gave the Islanders both the goal and the victory. Also scoring for New York was Michael Grabner and P.A. Parenteau. Rick DiPietro had a solid performance in the victory tonight making 28 saves. Two of the more impressive saves for DiPietro was in the second period having to stop a two-minute, two-man advantage stopping shots from the left and right circles from Steven Stamkos and Lecavalier.
For Tampa Bay who got goals from Sean Bergenheim and Martin St. Louis also had some good news, the return of Vincent Lecavalier, who missed one game with a right hand injury. In cage for the Lightning Dan Ellis made 22 saves in a losing effort.
In historic notes for the Islanders center and captain Doug Weight played in his 1,227 game, moving him past former captain Ed Westfall into 77th place on the NHL career list. Weight made his presence known in the game for the Islanders getting one of the assist on first goal of the game by Michael Grabner.
The Islanders will continue their road trip by staying in Florida for a Saturday 7:00 p.m. face-off with the Panthers.