Islanders Fall To Lightning In Game 2

Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal scored unassisted goals for New York, which — despite the loss — will return home feeling good about itself heading into Game 3 Thursday night.

Islanders Fall To Lightning In Game 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat delivered early goals and NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had three more assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning rebound from a series-opening loss and beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals on Tuesday night.

Kucherov had his fourth game with three or more points this postseason, assisting on goals by Point, Palat and Victor Hedman. The defending champions improved to 12-0 in games following a playoff loss since start of last year’s title run.

Point scored a goal for the fifth straight game, hiking his league-leading playoff total to 10. Palat put Tampa Bay ahead for good with a second-period goal that replays showed was scored with the Lightning having too many men on the ice.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, meanwhile, stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Lightning, who entered Tuesday night facing a series deficit for the first time since dropping Game 1 of last year’s Stanley Cup final against the Dallas Stars.

Hedman and Jan Rutta scored in the third period against Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov, who missed a portion of the opening period after a collision with Point a little over 13 minutes into the game.

Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal scored unassisted goals for New York, which — despite the loss — will return home feeling good about itself heading into Game 3 Thursday night.

Point, pushed from behind by New York’s Adam Pelech, barreled into Varlamov at 6:50 of the first period. The Lightning star drew a penalty for interference on the goalie, and the Islanders wasted no time taking advantage of what Tampa Bay felt was a questionable call.

Nelson’s goal from in front of the net tied it 1-1 just 20 seconds into the power play.

Ilya Sorokin replaced Varlamov for the remainder of the first period.

ON POINT

Point has 10 goals in 13 games this postseason after setting a Lightning franchise playoff record with 14 during last year’s Stanley Cup run. The 25-year-old center scored off a nifty no-look pass from Kucherov, who delivered the puck from behind the net. Kucherov’s three assists boosted his league-leading playoff point total to 21 after missing the entire regular season while recovering from hip surgery.

QUITE A PACE

Kucherov has 44 assists since the start of the 2020 playoffs. That’s the most in consecutive seasons by a NHL player since Doug Gilmore had 47 in 1993 and 1994.

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Remarkable Turnaround For North Texas Puppy Found 2 Years Ago Fighting For Life

Two years ago Patti Dawson, Dallas DogRRR President, rescued Perkins from a Fort Worth shelter after he’d been returned by his owner.

Remarkable Turnaround For North Texas Puppy Found 2 Years Ago Fighting For Life

BY ERIN JONES | CBS 11

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two years ago we introduced you to Perkins, a pit bull puppy fighting for his life.

Fort Worth police said he had been severely mistreated by his owner and a DFW rescue group called it the worst case of animal cruelty they’d ever seen.

They say they’re finally getting justice.

Two years ago Patti Dawson, Dallas DogRRR President, rescued Perkins from a Fort Worth shelter after he’d been returned by his owner.

“When he came in the words they used at the shelter were they returned him in a box and said he’s broken and we’d like a new one,” she said. “It was their fault he was that way. He was never provided any vet care food, water. I immediately called the Fort Worth Police Department and asked them to file criminal charges.”

Lewis Lamont Wilson, 36, received a felony charge of animal cruelty from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office which has a max penalty of 10 years in prison.

“They had been working on his case and they kept postponing and postponing and postponing,” Dawson said.

She waited for justice and Perkins began rehabilitation.

Then today, Wilson decided to plead guilty and was placed on seven years of supervised probation. If he doesn’t meet the conditions, he’ll face prison time. He can’t own an animal again.

“I was really glad that we were able to get the defendant to plead guilty and get a conviction,” Tarrant Co. Assistant Criminal District Attorney David Alex.

Alex said given the current backlog of cases the pandemic has created, trials have been delayed.

“I would’ve hoped that we could’ve gotten it done next year, but who knows where we’re going to be next year,” Alex said. “It’s very difficult to predict right now what’s going to happen.”

He’d rather Wilson be convicted and on probation than on bond for the foreseeable future. Dawson agrees.

Perkins was given a clean bill of health three months ago and has now found a forever home in Celina.

Perkins the pit bull (Tarrant Co. DA’s Office)

“In the end justice was served for Perkins,” Dawson said. “We were able to get his voice heard.”

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