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Lightning left wing Alex Killorn, middled, celebrates along with defenseman Ryan McDonagh, left, and center Anthony Cirelli after Killorn scores on Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov to go up 3-0 during the first period in Game 5.
Tampa Bay is one win from a return trip the Stanley Cup final after its most dominating performance of the year.
The Islanders’ Mathew Barzal is done for the night after receiving a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking and a 10-minute game misconduct.
A touchdown and the two-point conversion? The Super Bowl champion Bucs would be proud.
Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn have two goals apiece as Tampa Bay moves to within one win of returning to the Cup final.

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  1. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) and left wing Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate right wing Alex Killorn’s (17) goal during the first period.
  2. Lightning center Steven Stamkos celebrates his goal, beating Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov for the first goal of the game Monday night at Amalie Arena.
  3. Lightning left wing Alex Killorn, middled, celebrates along with defenseman Ryan McDonagh, left, and center Anthony Cirelli after Killorn scores on Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov to go up 3-0 during the first period in Game 5.
  4. From left, Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, center Steven Stamkos, left wing Alex Killorn and center Brayden Point celebrate Stamkos’ second goal of the night Monday.
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates scoring his second goal of the game beating New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) as the Bolts go up 4-0 against the New York Islanders during the second period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at Amalie Arena on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Tampa.
  6. Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta remains down after a hit by Islanders center Mathew Barzal at the end of the second period Monday night.
  7. First lady Jill Biden will attend a Lightning vaccination event Thursday night at Amalie Arena.
  8. Former Lightning assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the Wild and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58.
  9. JT Brown (23) began his NHL career with the Lightning, playing parts of six seasons with Tampa Bay from 2011-12 to 2017-18.
  10. Lightning center Steven Stamkos leads his team onto the ice for warmups before taking on the Islanders in Game 3 last Thursday in New York.
  11. Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon, seen here in a January 2020 news conference, is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Lightning coach Jon Cooper wants to see his team be more consistently aggressive tonight against the Islanders.
  21. 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.
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