NHL Hockey

New Jersey Devils (44-29-9)


Mon. 9/18 Wed. 9/20 Mon. 4/16 Wed. 4/18 Sat. 4/21
vs. Was 
W 4-1
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@ NYR 
3-4
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vs. TB 
W 5-2
Box | Recap
vs. TB 
L 1-3
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@ TB 
L 1-3
Box | Recap

Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"You need your best players to be the best players, and they rose to the occasion," coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1, ending their first-round series in five games.

"People are going to look at this series and say: `Oh, 4-1. Tampa took it to them.' Anybody that was actually watching these games knew clearly that's not what happened in this series," Cooper added. "It was fought from the drop of the puck to the end. We just happened to get big goals at the right time."

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Leaders
Points: T. Hall93
Plus/Minus: T. Hall14
Shots on Goal: T. Hall278
PIM: M. Wood84
Win: K. Kinkaid26
Shutouts: K. Kinkaid1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 243 (15)
Shots: 2599 (18)
PP%: 21.4% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 694 (17)
Assists: 387 (20)
SH Goals: 12 (1)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 240 (15)
Shots Against: 2616 (16)
PK%: 81.8% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 686 (17)
Shutouts: 2 (28)
Sv%: 0.908 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/16 B. Pietila Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 B. Strait Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 M. Kapla Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 C. Bertschy Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 N. Lappin Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 M. McLeod Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/16 K. Rooney Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/15 J. Anderson Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/7 E. Lack Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
4/7 S. Santini Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
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