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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Vincent Lecavalier's 28th goal of the season was the game-winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the New York Islanders, 4-3 at Nassau Coliseum.

Martin St. Louis tallied his league-leading 29th goal to go with an assist for the Lightning, winners of five consecutive games. Vaclav Prospal registered a goal and two assists while Brad Richards picked up a goal and one helper for Tampa.

Johan Holmqvist made 33 saves to post his 14th win of the year.

Mike Sillinger was credited with a pair of assists, and Alexei Yashin, Slava Kozlov and Trent Hunter lit the lamp for the Islanders, losers in two straight and four of their last six.

Rick DiPietro stopped just 20 shots on the day to fall to 18-16-2 on the season.

The Islanders opened the third with a minute-long 5-on-3 power play, and after 60 seconds of pressure in the Lightning zone, Kozlov tallied with 70 seconds played in the period for a 3-2 game.

Tampa killed off the remaining 5-on-4 shorthanded situation, then extended its lead to 4-2 at 7:13. Lecavalier popped home his own rebound from the side of the net, after St. Louis kept the puck inside the Islander zone, dished down low to Prospal, who fed the captain stationed alone across the crease.

It was not enough to keep the home team down, though, and Hunter brought New York within 4-3 by hacking away at a loose puck in the crease and jamming it home with 9:20 to play.

DiPietro exited the net with a minute to go, and despite heavy pressure around Holmqvist, the Isles failed to net a tying goal, letting the visitors slip away with the one-goal win.

Yashin put the Isles up 1-0 on the game's first power play at 3:38, as he skated in front on the left side, put a shot in on Holmqvist, then batted his own rebound out of mid-air and off the far post.

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