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Islanders @ Lightning Round 3 Game 7: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images

2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals Game 7

New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Series tied 3-3

How to watch

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the U.S.: NBCSN
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, Sportsnet Now

Two nights after the Lightning romped over the Islanders with an 8-0 win, the team from Long Island responded by coming back from a two-goal deficit to win Game 6 in overtime. The Islanders survived the Lightning’s offensive attack and getting pelted with beer cans by their own fans to get to a Game 7 showdown in Tampa.

The teams know their opponent in the next series would be the Montreal Canadiens, and will be eager to join them. Whether it’s the creative style of the Lightning or the tight-checking strategy of the Islanders that goes up against Montreal’s slot defence and forechecking game in the Stanley Cup Final is what’s at stake this evening.

New York Islanders projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Leo Komarov Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier Brock Nelson Josh Bailey
Kyle Palmieri Jean-Gabriel Pageau Travis Zajac
Matt Martin Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Adam Pelech Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy Scott Mayfield
Andy Greene Noah Dobson

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Semyon Varlamov Ilya Sorokin

Tampa Bay Lightning projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Ondrej Palat Brayden Point Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn Anthony Cirelli Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow Yanni Gourde Blake Coleman
Ross Colton Tyler Johnson Patrick Maroon

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Hedman Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh David Savard
Mikhail Sergachev Luke Schenn

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Andrei Vasilevskiy Curtis McElhinney