GOALS & HIGHLIGHTS
1-0 TBL GOAL: Colton (Sergachev, Stamkos) 1:09
Ross Colton opens the scoring of the game early.
> Lightning forward Ross Colton, who opened the scoring of the game is a New Jersey native and grew up a Devils fan.
SHOTS: TBL 9, NJD 8
POWER PLAY: NO PENALTIES
1-1 NJD GOAL: Tatar (Hischier, Mercer) 8:59
Tomas Tatar evens the game up at one.
> Dawson Mercer’s assist on the Tatar goal was his 50th point of the season. Mercer, just 21 years old, is playing in his 150th NHL game.
> Tomas Tatar’s 16th goal of the season was his 40th point of the year.
WILD SAVE ALERT!
Akira Schmid whips out his glove on Nick Paul who had an empty net to shoot at.
2-1 TBL GOAL: Stamkos (Bellemare, Cernak) 18:11
Steven Stamkos scores on his shift out of the penalty box to retake Tampa’s lead.
SHOTS: NJD 21, TBL 17
POWER PLAY: NJ 0/3, TB 0/2
2-2 NJD GOAL: Meier (Hischier, Severson) 9:41
Timo Meier scores his first goal at Prudential Center since being acquired by the Devils.
3-2 TBL PP GOAL: Stamkos (Sergachev, Kucherov) 15:13
3-3 NJD PP GOAL: Meier (Hamilton, Hughes) 17:44
MEIER – Miss
COLTON – Goal
SHARANGOVICH – Goal
STAMKOS – Miss
BOQVIST – Miss
KILLORN – GOAL
SHOTS: NJD 35, TBL 24
POWER PLAY: NJ 1/4, TB 1/3
HEAD COACH LINDY RUFF