TAMPA, Fla. – Vincent Lecavalier
and Brad Richards each posted a goal and an assist, and Martin St. Louis
dished out three helpers as the Tampa Bay Lightning made their 2007 Stanley Cup Playoff home ice debut against the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Taking a 2-1 series lead, the Lightning scored a 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series.
After splitting the first two games of their series at New Jersey, the Lightning returned to the St. Pete Times Forum to score three goals for the third consecutive game against the Devils and league-leading netminder Martin Brodeur. Getting off to a fast start on Lecavalier's fourth goal in three games, the Lightning never trailed in a contest that was topped off by a 30-save performance by goalkeeper Johan Holmqvist.
Game Highlights: Devils vs. Lightning - ECQF GM 3 - Apr. 16th, 2007
The teams remain in Tampa Bay for Game 4 of the first round match-up, set to be played on Wednesday, April 18 (7:00p.m., Sun Sports, 620 WDAE). In the second game of the series at the St. Pete Times Forum the Lightning will look to claim their third consecutive victory and a 3-1 lead against the Devils.