The battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders has produced some of the best hockey in the NHL Playoffs! These rival teams clash again for Game 4 on May 6 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to watch.
Hockey can be brutal, and the series between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning shows just how bad teams want to win the NHL championship. These two rivals have left bodies laying on the ice, so what’s going to happen when they meet again for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs?
Though the action has been hot (almost as hot as the players on the ice) things are going to kick up a notch when the Lightning head up to the Islanders’ home turf for Game 4 on May 6. The roof may just blow off the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so be ready when the puck drops at 7:00 P.M. EST.
This round of the NHL playoffs has gotten pretty crazy, as both teams have delivered some ugly hits on each other. Tampa’s Brian Boyle, 31, delivered a high hit on New York’s Thomas Hickey, 27, during overtime in Game 3, according to ESPN. Brian then scooped up the puck and made the game-winning goal. This late hit came after Thomas himself went dirty, dropping Tampa’s Jonathan Drouin, 21. Show some New York pride with an Islanders jersey here.
“I just feel like [Brian’s] hit was high,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano, 49, said after the loss, per the Wall Street Journal. Jack thinks the hit should have drawn a penalty – or worse! “It’s a direct shot to the head,” Jack said. “I mean, [Brian] is probably going to get suspended a game.” However, Brian didn’t even face a hearing. If you want Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup, show your support with an official Lightning jersey.
The Lightning leads the series, 2-1, and the Islanders will be looking for revenge while trying to even the score. “Now it’s about how you respond,” Josh Bailey, 26, said following the Game 3 loss, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The home field advantage might keep the Islanders’ playoff dreams alive. A loss now means they have to win three in a row!
No matter what, this game is going to be good. “This series has got so much more- so long to go,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, 48, said, per the Bay News. “And I think that everybody who’s watching this series is looking forward to Game 4.” You said it, Jon!
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers?