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Hedman, Bishop lead Lightning back to East final

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77), of Sweden, waves at his team after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Islanders, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Lightning's Jonathan Drouin (27) is at left. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77), of Sweden, waves at his team after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Islanders, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Lightning's Jonathan Drouin (27) is at left. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Ben Bishop (30) stops a shot on goal by New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, as  Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) defends, during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning's Ben Bishop (30) stops a shot on goal by New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, as Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) defends, during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson (9) congratulates teammate Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, after Kuchevov scored a goal during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Islanders, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson (9) congratulates teammate Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, after Kuchevov scored a goal during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Islanders, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

Victor Hedman scored twice and Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 and reach the Eastern Conference final for the second straight year.

Tampa Bay eliminated the Islanders in five games, winning four straight after dropping the opener of the second-round series.

Hedman scored an unassisted goal from the slot at 13:49 of the first period, then beat Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss again on a second-period power play that gave Tampa Bay a three-goal lead.

Nikita Kucherov and Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who will face either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals in the East final. The Penguins lead the Capitals 3-2 and Game 6 is Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.