Filppula, Lightning come back to defeat Islanders in shootout

Updated: December 17, 2013

Uniondale, NY ( – With Valterri Filppula scoring a pair of
goals late in the third period to spark an improbable comeback, the Tampa Bay
Lightning extended the New York Islanders’ recent misery with a 3-2 shootout
victory at Nassau Coliseum.

The Lightning trailed 2-0 with under three minutes remaining in regulation
before Filppula’s heroics, with the second goal coming with just 3.8 seconds
left to play. He also had one of Tampa Bay’s two tallies during the shootout,
with Nikita Kucherov accounting for the eventual game-winner in the second

Ben Bishop helped the Lightning to a second straight road win after a seven-
game skid as the visitor by making 32 saves.

Evgeni Nabokov finished with 34 saves for New York, but faltered late as the
Islanders fell to 1-9-4 over their last 14 outings. Kyle Okposo and Frans
Nielsen each potted goals in the loss.