The Lightning ended up getting the advantage in this exchange. De Haan received two five-minute majors (interference and fighting) while Callahan received an interference minor, a fighting major and a 10-minute misconduct.
With Ryan Strome adding to the Isles’ woes via a delay of game penalty, the Lightning scored a power-play goal.
It hasn’t been all bad news for the Islanders, however, as what looked like a 2-0 Steven Stamkos tally ended up being disallowed after an offside review.
Update: The quick start continued as the Lightning are already off to a 3-0, prompting Jack Capuano to pull Thomas Greiss in favor of Jaroslav Halak.
Matt Murray will return to Penguins’ net on Wednesday
(Also, the whole “summer full of championship celebrations” probably served him well.)
The Penguins are currently on a three-game winning streak, but his return is well-timed. They’ll begin a three-game road trip against the California teams with Wednesday’s game against the Ducks, turn around for a back-to-back against the Kings on Thursday and then wrap things up vs. the Sharks on Saturday.
His injury issues put a brewing goalie battle with Marc-Andre Fleury to the backburner, but now that debate will likely rev back up.
Pittsburgh likely views it as a good “problem” to have.
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