Lightning on Point to 4-1 Win

By on November 5, 2016

Tampa, Fla. — Ben Bishop was back in goal for the Lightning tonight for this third meeting already against the New Jersey Devils,  the teams split the first two.

The Devils went on the man advantage at 4:15 in the first when Ondrej Palat took a penalty. The Lightning were able to kill the penalty with ease.

The first ten minutes of the game were quiet, except for a really good scoring chance from the line of Brian Boyle, Cedric Paquette and JT Brown. Devils net-minder Cory Schneider was quick on his feet and made a nice glove save.

 The game intensified on the Bolts side of the ice as Victor Hedman tripped Devils #9 Taylor Hall and then Hedman decided to make a little brawl out of the incident. He received a two minute tripping penalty and a two minute cross checking minor. #38 Vernon Fiddler for New Jersey decided to jump in on the action and received a two minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

 The first goal didn’t come until 14:39 in the first, unfortunately for the Bolts the Devils struck first.  #28 Damon Severson roofed one over the already down Ben Bishop as his own defenseman #55 Braydon Coburn was in the crease with him. The assist went to #9 Taylor Hall and #19 Travis Zajac. It was Severson’s second goal of the season.

 Just two minutes into the second period #11 Brian Boyle scores his third goal of the season, to tie the score at 1-1. Victor Hedman and JT Brown both get an assist. There was life in the building again!  Boyle made a play in the corner, wrapped the puck back around the boards to Hedman who made a precision tape to tape pass and Boyle delivered.

 Play continued, and it looked and sounded as if Nikita Kucherov was gonna get his fourth goal of the season, but it was waved off as the puck bounced off the cross bar to the ice and on the red line and spun backwards to Cory Schneider and he covered the puck. The goal horn half heartedly sounded, but no goal.

Then as the air left the building, a fresh wind blew in again as Victor Hedman notched his third goal of the season, unassisted at 8:27 in the second. He beat Schneider on the glove side, it was a beauty!  The Lightning took the lead 2-1 and did not look back.

 At 9:39 the Devils’ #14 Adam Henrique would receive a two minute minor for hooking to put the Bolts on the power play! The Bolts power play unit went to work to no avail, turned the puck over the Devils creating a short handed chance, it was stoned by Big Ben. At the other end of the ice Steven Stamkos got a breakaway, but couldn’t get the puck out of his skates fast enough to get a good shot off. So an uneventful power play went in the books.

The Devils penalty kill would be tested again, when Alternate Captain #13 Michael Cammalleri would commit a two minute tripping minor.

Some good chances for the Bolts, but Cory Schneider said no.  At the end of the second period the ice was starting to tilt in the Bolts favor, lost of scoring chances and lots of traffic in front of the net.

Third period was a little wide open, with the Bolts getting some great scoring chances, Schneider was hanging tough. But #19 Michael Cammalleri committed a not so smart tripping penalty against Anton Stralman. Finally Brayden Point get’s his first NHL goal on the power paly! Assist to #86 Nikita Kucherov and #51 Valteri Filppula at 5:01 in the third.  Point was rewarded for face-off work. On the draw Point went into the circle to dig out the puck stealing it from Devils Andy Greene. Point passed it back to Kucherov for the shot.

A fourth goal scored by #86 Nikita Kucherov at 14:14 with assist from Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman put the Bolts in the lead at 4-1.

Ben Bishop had a good game, facing 37 shots and only allowing 1 goal.  This is the pace they need to keep to do well this season.

The Bolts head to South Florida to take on the state rival Florida Panthers and the return home for the Islanders on Thursday the 10th and The San Jose Sharks Saturday the 12th.

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Player Summary

New Jersey Devils

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
Y. Auvitu D 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 26 17:25 2:32 0:00 14:53 0 0 00.0
B. Bennett RW 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 12:45 1:41 0:00 11:04 0 0 00.0
M. Cammalleri LW 0 0 -1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 19 13:34 3:12 0:00 10:22 0 0 00.0
V. Fiddler C 0 0 -2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 18 9:33 0:16 3:01 6:16 5 5 50.0
A. Greene D 0 0 -1 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 29 21:56 2:33 3:43 15:40 0 0 00.0
T. Hall LW 0 1 1 8 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 24 20:14 5:32 0:03 14:39 0 0 00.0
A. Henrique C 0 0 -1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 23 17:45 4:24 1:49 11:32 9 9 50.0
S. Kalinin RW 0 0 -2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 16 10:58 0:46 1:56 8:16 0 0 00.0
N. Lappin RW 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 13:42 1:53 1:22 10:27 0 1 00.0
B. Lovejoy D 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 26 18:51 0:39 4:10 14:02 0 0 00.0
J. Moore D 0 0 -1 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 29 18:45 2:42 2:13 13:50 0 0 00.0
K. Palmieri RW 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 2 22 15:52 3:24 1:26 11:02 0 1 00.0
P. Parenteau RW 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 23 15:42 2:22 0:00 13:20 0 0 00.0
D. Severson D 1 0 -1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 26 20:18 4:32 0:00 15:46 0 0 00.0
D. Smith-Pelly RW 0 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 13:06 3:38 0:00 9:28 0 0 00.0
P. Zacha C 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 21 17:11 4:15 0:00 12:56 2 10 16.7
T. Zajac C 0 1 1 5 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 29 19:41 4:28 2:31 12:42 18 12 60.0

New Jersey Devils Scratches

Player Detail
V. Mozik Scratched
R. Boucher Scratched
J. Josefson Scratched

Tampa Bay Lightning

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
B. Boyle C 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 17 11:52 0:00 3:01 8:51 1 1 50.0
J. Brown RW 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 10:29 0:00 2:08 8:21 0 0 00.0
R. Callahan RW 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 23 15:00 0:00 3:02 11:58 0 1 00.0
B. Coburn D 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 18:21 0:02 4:01 14:18 0 0 00.0
V. Filppula C 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 25 18:44 2:56 1:58 13:50 11 15 42.3
J. Garrison D 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 26 18:51 1:04 4:21 13:26 0 0 00.0
V. Hedman D 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 1 2 29 23:38 2:46 2:39 18:13 0 0 00.0
T. Johnson C 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 22 16:59 3:18 3:16 10:25 11 4 73.3
A. Killorn C 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 19 14:55 2:52 1:20 10:43 0 0 00.0
S. Koekkoek D 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 17 14:48 0:00 2:04 12:44 0 0 00.0
N. Kucherov RW 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 21 16:22 2:56 0:40 12:46 0 0 00.0
V. Namestnikov C 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 15:53 0:00 0:00 12:47 2 0 100.0
O. Palat LW 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 19 16:11 2:56 1:23 11:52 0 0 00.0
C. Paquette C 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 15 10:34 0:00 2:40 7:54 4 5 44.4
B. Point C 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 14:38 2:50 1:16 10:32 0 0 00.0
S. Stamkos C 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 22 16:49 3:12 1:27 12:10 9 6 60.0
A. Stralman D 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 22 17:57 2:20 2:43 12:54 0 0 00.0
A. Sustr D 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 27 19:59 0:06 3:57 15:56 0 0 00.0

Tampa Bay Lightning Scratches

Player Detail
N. Nesterov Scratched
J. Drouin Upper Body

Goaltending Summary

New Jersey Devils Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
C. Schneider 35 4 31 .886 59:57 0

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
B. Bishop 38 1 37 .974 60:00 0
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