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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Barclay Goodrow (19) stretches while down on the ice during warmups before taking on the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Uniondale.
Win tonight, and Tampa Bay can move to within one victory of returning to the Stanley Cup final.
The coach says his team can’t sit back as much as it did last game out vs. the Islanders, even if it did net Tampa Bay a win.
Coach Jon Cooper sums it up: “It’s guys making big plays in big moments, and Cirelli seems to do that.”
The team logged 21 shots blocked, five more than they did in the first two semifinal contests combined.

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  1. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Barclay Goodrow (19) stretches while down on the ice during warmups before taking on the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Uniondale.
  2. Lightning coach Jon Cooper wants to see his team be more consistently aggressive tonight against the Islanders.
  3. 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.
  4. Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme keeps an eye on the action, as do Paul Byron and Phillip Danault during a March 2 game.
  5. Lightning defensemen Mikhail Sergachev, left, and Victor Hedman try to form a wall against the puck and around goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.
  6. Lightning center Brayden Point battles to move the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy during the first period of Game 3 on Thursday night.
  7. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy makes a save against the New York Islanders in the third period of Game 3 on Thursday night.
  8. Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates with his team after beating New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) for the first score of the game in the first period of Game 3.
  9. Lightning center Brayden Point shoots and scores while being taken down on the ice by Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and defenseman Scott Mayfield (24), beating goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the second period of Game 3 at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday.
  10. Bachelor's Matt James poses for a photo with Rachael Kirkconnell at Game 3 between the Lightning and Islanders in New York.
  11. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates with right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and center Steven Stamkos (91) after Point scored to go up 2-1 in the second period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Uniondale.
  12. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his game wining overtime goal along with goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as the Bolts beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 at Amalie Arena, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Tampa.
  13. Eric Shear, left, and his cousin Dominique Canale pose for a photo with Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev on Sunday.
  14. Lightning wing Blake Coleman (20) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrate with defenseman Jan Rutta (44) following Rutta's third-period goal.
  15. As a student at Hofstra, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper spent many nights at Nassau Coliseum. Now, his team has a chance to close down the Islanders' arena.
  16. Lightning center Brayden Point collides with Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov, after a cross-check from behind by defenseman Adam Pelech, during the opening period. Point was called for goaltender interference.
  17. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, left, and center Brayden Point celebrate the goal by Point during the first period of Game 2 against the Islanders.
  18. The physical play continues past the final buzzer as the Lightning mix it up with the New York Islanders following Game 2 Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
  19. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat celebrates his second-period goal, beating Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov for a 2-1 lead Tuesday night at Amalie Arena.
  20. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his first goal of the playoffs after beating New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the third period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Tampa.
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