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NHL: Islanders hold off Lightning for first win of season
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Uniondale, N.Y. • David Ullstrom scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a four-goal lead, and New York held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Monday.

Coach Jack Capuano returned to the Islanders and guided them to their first win of the season. He missed the opening-night loss to New Jersey on Saturday because of surgery to remove a kidney stone.

Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo scored in a 12-minute span of the second period to put the Islanders ahead 3-0. Ullstrom gave New York a four-goal lead 91 seconds into the final period.

Martin St. Louis, Benoit Pouliot and Steven Stamkos scored in a 5½-minute stretch, pulling Tampa Bay within a goal with 12 minutes left. The Lightning couldn't get anything else past Evgeni Nabokov, who stopped 23 of 26 shots.

Anders Lindback allowed all four of New York's goals on 44 shots.

"I thought it was a total team effort," Capuano said. "I give credit to our guys."

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