Game 16 Recap: Vasilevskiy Shuts Out Isles 4-0 - Bolts Sweep Season Series

Game 16 Recap: Vasilevskiy Shuts Out Isles 4-0 - Bolts Sweep Season Series

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Game 16 Recap: Vasilevskiy Shuts Out Isles 4-0 - Bolts Sweep Season Series

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Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves to beat the New York Islanders 4-0 and earn the third shutout of his career, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first shutout of the season. The Bolts accomplished the first regular season sweep of the New York Islanders (3-0-0) since the 2006-07 season (4-0-0). The aggregate score of the three contests (14-2) really shows the Lightning’s dominance over the Islanders.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the New York Islanders as Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders looks on at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the New York Islanders as Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders looks on at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Steven Stamkos (two assists) and Nikita Kucherov (goal, assist) had multi-point nights. Vasilevskiy did not have much work until the third period when he was deluged with 20 shots from New York, the most given up in a period by the Lightning this season.

Tampa Bay has now won seven in a row over the Isles.

Kucherov on sweeping the season series vs. the Islanders: “I wish we could play them more.”

Ryan Callahan scored his first of the season and Vladislav Namestnikov banged in his sixth.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders with teammates Andrej Sustr #62 and Brayden Point #21 at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders with teammates Andrej Sustr #62 and Brayden Point #21 at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

J.T. Brown had a solid game, scoring a goal, winning a fight and dishing out three hits.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: J.T. Brown #23 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders with teammates Braydon Coburn #55 and Slater Koekkoek #29 at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: J.T. Brown #23 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders with teammates Braydon Coburn #55 and Slater Koekkoek #29 at the Barclays Center on November 14, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Islanders outshot the Lightning 34-31. The Bolts were a dismal 0-5 on the power play.

“I’m sure they’re happy to he done with us,” Stamkos said.

The Lightning travel to Detroit tomorrow to take on the Red Wings at 7:30.

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