Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves, J.T. Brown and Ryan Callahan scored 42 seconds apart in the first period as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Monday night.

Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov added power-play goals as the Lightning won for the fourth time in seven games (4-2-1) following a three-game skid. Steven Stamkos had two assists to help Tampa Bay complete a sweep of the three-game season series with the Islanders – all within the last 14 days – by a combined 14-2 margin.

Jaroslav Halak had 27 saves for New York, which was shut out for the first time this season and fell to 1-3-3 in its last seven.

 The New York Islanders placed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg on injured reserve due to a broken jaw and called up Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport of the AHL.

Seidenberg was hit in the face by a puck Saturday night in the Islanders’ 3-2 overtime loss at Florida.

 NHL meetings are set for this week in Toronto to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has been made between the IIHF and the International Olympic Committee with regard to potential sticking points, including money issues.


PGA: Olympic gold and silver medalists Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are among the first to sign up for the PGA Tour’s first team event since 1981.

The tour said the Zurich Classic outside New Orleans will feature 80 two-man teams and both players will receive credit for an official victory. It’s the first official team event since the Walt Disney World Team Championship in 1981.

Rickie Fowler and Jason Day, the world’s No. 1 player, also announced plans to compete as a team.


ATP FINALS: Taking the court as the No. 1-ranked player for the first time, Andy Murray came out on top, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2 at the O2 Arena.

Murray took over at the top of the rankings last week, replacing Novak Djokovic. But the year-end No. 1 ranking is still up for grabs and could be decided Sunday if both Murray and Djokovic reach the final.

In the early match, Stan Wawrinka was beaten by Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-3.


DOPING: Qatar’s anti-doping laboratory has been suspended from working just 15 months after it was formally accredited.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it stopped the lab’s work as “a direct result of the more stringent quality assessment procedures enacted by WADA to ensure laboratories maintain the highest standards.”


MLS: Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday for an injury he sustained in last week’s World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico.

Howard will miss the Rapids’ appearance in the MLS conference championship against Seattle this month.

Howard, diagnosed with a right adductor injury, will be sidelined about four months.