National Hockey League

Lightning-Islanders Game 5 live playoff updates


Follow our live coverage, as the Lightning hopes to secure a berth opposite the Dallas Stars in the Cup final.


Luke Schenn plays the puck around the boards up the ice to Blake Coleman, who skates to the right circle and shoots on goal.


Ryan Pulock beats Vasilevskiy with a slapshot from the top of the left circle with Anders Lee setting a screen in front of the net (4:19 remaining).


Lightning will start with forwards Barclay Goodrow, Yanni Gourde and Blake Coleman, defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Luke Schenn and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.


A win in any of the three remaining games in the Eastern Conference final, and the Lightning will play for the Cup for the first time since losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015.


Point had a goal and an assist in 18:24 of ice time in the 4-1 win but did not play the final eight minutes after being hit by New York defenseman Adam Pelech in the third period, making him a question mark for tonight’s game.






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