The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders face off in the Eastern Conference finals of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down what to watch and how to watch on TV and via live online stream.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs have made it into the conference finals. We’re down to the final four teams and a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals is on the line this week. In the Eastern Conference, the No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Lightning will face off against the No. 6 seed New York Islanders. In the Western Conference, the No. 1 seed Vegas Golden Knights face the No. 3 seed Dallas Stars.
The full series dates and times have not yet been announced, but Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is officially scheduled. The puck will drop in Toronto at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 7th. The game will air on NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, and SN. The rest of the series will be finalized shortly.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
Who: Islanders vs. Lightning
When: Monday, September 7, 2020
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Place
Lightning: Averaging 3.0 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Islanders: Averaging 3.4 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Lightning: Steven Stamkos: out (lower body).
Islanders: None listed.
Lightning vs. Islanders series info
Game 1: Islanders vs. Lightning — Mon Sep 7, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN/CBC/SN/TVAS
Game 2: Islanders vs. Lightning — TBD
Game 3: Lightning vs. Islanders — TBD
Game 4: Lightning vs. Islanders — TBD
Game 5: Islanders vs. Lightning — TBD if necessary
Game 6: Lightning vs. Islanders— TBD if necessary
Game 7: Islanders vs. Lightning — TBD if necessary
Nikita Kucherov has 85 total points for the Lightning, 33 goals and 52 assists. Brayden Point has five goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 26 goals and has 54 points. Anders Lee has five goals over the last 10 games for New York.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)