Islanders Winning Again

(AP) Uniondale, NY - After slogging their way through a franchise worst 7-game losing streak, it turns out the perfect remedy to turn things around was to be found in Tampa Bay.  No surprise, as the Lightning have similarly ambitious rebuilding plans, and have struggled to find their footing as well this season, with a mishmash of young hopefuls and mid-career never-gonna-be’s.  In their two most recent meetings, the Isles doubled them up, first 4-2 and then 8-4.  Last night’s offensive outburst in front of the home crowd was a season best, which saw team veteran defenseman Brian Benning collect a career-high six assists and future superstar Tomas Vokoun record the 4th victory of his career.  Too bad that only the most diehard fans were able to witness this; announced attendance was a paltry 14,011.  With only four home games left in the season, the Islanders encourage fans to come out and cheer the team on, as they continue to gel and form the foundation for a future return to glory!