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New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates his goal as the Lightning's Brayden Point (21), Mikhail Sergachev (98), Andrei Vasilevskiy (behind Sergachev) and Ondrej Palat (18) look on in the second period of Game 4.
Tampa Bay is 2-2 in a postseason series for the first time since the 2018 Eastern Conference final.
Tampa Bay has had to face added obstacles when it wanted to challenge a call.
John Romano | Columbus, Boston, New York, Dallas, Florida, Carolina. The Lightning led each series 3-1. Now, they’re tied 2-2 with the Islanders.
A messy second inning in Seattle by Josh Fleming puts the Rays in a hole most of the night, then a late rally fizzles in extra innings.

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  1. New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates his goal as the Lightning's Brayden Point (21), Mikhail Sergachev (98), Andrei Vasilevskiy (behind Sergachev) and Ondrej Palat (18) look on in the second period of Game 4.
  2. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper talks with the officials after the New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) scored to put his team up 3-0 during the second period of Game 4 Saturday in Uniondale, N.Y.
  3. Rays starting pitcher Josh Fleming throws against the Mariners during the first inning Saturday night. He worked into the seventh.
  4. Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) gets checked by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) along the boards during the third period of Game 4.
  5. Will this save by Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) on a last-second shot by Ryan McDonagh (27) be the beginning of the end or just another vivid memory on the way to another Stanley Cup final for the Lightning?
  6. Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh is down along with Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) as defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) makes a save while defending the net during the final seconds of the third period in Game 4 on Saturday night.
  7. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman David Savard (58) watch the puck and New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) cheers as Matt Martin scores in the second period.
  8. Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) is down along with New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) as defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) makes a save while defending the net during the final seconds of Saturday's game.
  9. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a diving acrobatic save with New York Islanders left wing Otto Koivula (21) and New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) in front during the first period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Uniondale.
  10. Rowdies midfielder Leo Fernandes shows his frustration after a close miss on goal during the first half of a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
  11. Josh Fleming takes the mound tonight in Seattle for the Rays, who are hoping to grab a win in this series after dropping the first two games.
  12. Lightning coach Jon Cooper wants to see his team be more consistently aggressive tonight against the Islanders.
  13. Drew Rasmussen, here with the Brewers, recently threw 11 1/3 scoreless innings for Triple-A Durham.
  14. Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer will be among the most sought-after starting pitchers at the trade deadline.
  15. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli is "just one of those players that does all those little things" to help make the team better that often go unnoticed to outsiders, coach Jon Cooper says.
  16. Tyler Glasnow is among the more vocal opponents of MLB enforcing its own rules regarding pitchers using foreign substances to get a better grip on the baseball. "I understand you need to take an aggressive approach here. But I just think people are going about it all wrong.”
  17. St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman addressed the media during a news conference announcing the responses to the city's requests for proposal for the Tropicana Field site. Among the resources he'll use to pick a favored plan are "strengths and weaknesses" reports compiled by city staff members across multiple departments.
  18. Rays starter Michael Wacha only gets through 3.2 innings on Friday night, giving up five runs in the process.
  19. Ryan Lochte cries during an interview after the men's 200 individual medley final the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday in Omaha, Neb. Lochte finished next to last and out of an Olympic spot in his best chance to make a fifth Olympic team.
  20. “The update (on Tyler Glasnow) is a good one,” manage Kevin Cash said Friday in Seattle. "...He’s got a long way to go. But I was encouraged by it.”
  21. Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme keeps an eye on the action, as do Paul Byron and Phillip Danault during a March 2 game.
  22. Rays starter Michael Wacha has not thrown more than three innings or 48 pitches in a game since April 27.
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