Lightning, Islanders go 13 rounds in shootout that features goals, ejection
By Mike McMahon
The shootout is often referred to as "the skills competition" by fans, and the ones who were at the Lightning-Islanders matchup at the Tampa Bay Times Forum got to see plenty of. It took 26 shooters to finally get Lightning a 3-2 win, and there was plenty of excitement to be had in the NHL's longest shootout of the season. Here's some of the highlights.
Among the nine total goals -- an NHL record most ever scored in a single shootout -- Steven Stamkos pulled out the ol' spin-o-rama move against Isles goalie Evgeni Nabokov:
While Stamkos' goal was a spectacle in and of itself, Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck received a game misconduct for chirping a little too much from the bench. Chalk that shootout ejection up as a career first.
Tampa Bay's 39-year-old defenseman Sami Salo was called to take just the third shootout attempt of his career in the 13th round, and the 15-year veteran responded, depositing the game-winning tally: