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Islanders vs. Lightning 2016 final score: Islanders outpace Lightning 5-3 in Game 1

New York takes Game 1 in surprising fashion after chasing Vezina Trophy nominee Ben Bishop.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The six-day break really did the Lightning no favors, as the Islanders took Game 1 of the second round by a score of 5-3.

The blowout saw Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop -- who was nominated for the Vezina Trophy just moments before puck drop -- give up four goals on 13 shots in 29 minutes of ice time.

The Lightning did look sharp to start the game. Ondrej Palat opened the scoring for Tampa Bay after a soft Islanders defense allowed the forward to skate through the slot and fire one through the five-hole of Thomas Greiss.

That score 3:05 into the game would be all the momentum the Lightning would have in the first 20 minutes. Erik Condra was knocked out of the game on a huge hit from Casey Cizikas moments after, and then Tampa Bay got sloppy, allowing three Islanders goals to cap off the first.

Travis Hamonic got the first one on a shot from the boards that squeaked through Ben Bishop's pads. The traffic in front of the net from Kyle Okposo was most likely a big factor in Bishop's mistake.

Shane Prince got the final two goals of the frame, first on a tap in at the side of the cage with 2:33 to go in the period. Then bad defense for the Lightning allowed Prince to be open at the left circle, and he took no time in putting another one past Bishop glove side with three seconds to go in the first.

Bishop was then pulled in the second period after allowing arguably his third bad goal of the night nine minutes into the frame. Islanders captain John Tavares finally got the Lightning on their third penalty of the night, getting Bishop stick side from the top of the circle and padding the New York lead to 4-1.

Tampa Bay's leading playoff scorer this season wouldn't let the Lightning go down without a fight. Nikita Kucherov got his sixth goal of the postseason to cut the Islanders lead in half to 4-2 on a tap in with Greiss hanging out on the opposite side of the crease.

Kucherov's goal sparked Tampa Bay pressure, and the Lightning were rewarded again on a late power play to bring the game within a goal. Valtteri Filppula was the goal scorer on a crazy sequence in front of Greiss, as he found his own rebound in a scramble.

The Lightning pulled Andrei Vasilevskiy for an extra man, but the Islanders capped off the game 5-3 with an empty netter.