Lightning at Devils: Projected lines, storylines, injuries
The Bolts wrap up a two-game road trip on Saturday against the Devils
The Lightning and Devils meet on Saturday night in Newark in what could be a preview of a first round playoff matchup.
Tampa Bay comes in riding a three-game winning streak with victories over the Oilers, Maple Leafs and Islanders. New Jersey is returning home after a five-game road trip that took them out West and wraps up on Friday in Pittsburgh.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 7-6 win
In this topsy-turvy game, the Lightning had some strong moments and some, well, not so strong moments. They used their speed and skill to generate plenty of dangerous scoring chances. But their penalty kill had a rough night and some untimely turnovers and coverage lapses hurt them as well. Perhaps the most significant takeaway from this game, however, was how well the Lightning defended in the final 12 minutes of the third after their 7-3 lead was cut to 7-6.
Mishkin's Musings: Three thoughts as the playoffs approach
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin offers up his opinions on Tampa Bay's defense and playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference
On the Lightning's team defense... The Lightning went 6-2-0 on their recently-completed eight-game homestand and should feel good about their ability to bank 12 of 16 possible points. They rallied from deficits in four of those six wins - in three of those, they trailed in the third period.