[Bits] Shootout Supernova, Iron Curtain Keenan

NHL news and notes for Islanders fans. Includes recaps of the Islanders epic shootout loss in Tampa, Mike Keenan in Mother Russia, Bobby Ryan's season-ending injury and a old rivalry that won't die.

Lightning outlast Islanders in marathon shootout

For the third straight game, the Tampa Bay Lightning needed more than regulation time to resolve the outcome of a game, beating the Islanders 3-2 in a 13 round shootout (their second shootout in a row) Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Bolts 3*, Isles 2: 13-round rookie-laden shootout*

In a game that ultimately means nothing for the New York Islanders in the standings, a lengthy, rookie-heavy shootout ensued in their loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Isles vs. Lightning: John Persson recalled

The New York Islanders meet the Tampa Bay Lightning, with John Persson the latest callup from AHL Bridgeport.

Lightning survive sloppy start to salvage point

The Tampa Bay Lightning didn't find their game until halfway through Monday's contest against Ottawa but hung close enough to manage a comeback that forced overtime before falling short in the shootout, losing 4-3.

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