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Bishop, Lightning shut out Devils for fifth straight win

Makes 21 saves, Stamkos extends goal streak for Tampa Bay

by Mike G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Bishop stones the Devils

TBL @ NJD: Bishop stops a blast from the point

2/26/16: Ben Bishop stops Jon Merrill from the point, then stones Bobby Farnham's rebound attempt to keep the game scoreless

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is feeling as confident as he has all season.

He extended his goal streak to five games Friday to help the Lightning win their fifth straight, a 4-0 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

"When you feel good with the puck, you're legs are moving, and you're willing to make some plays that you might not try when things aren't going well," Stamkos said. "I've gotten more goals in front of the net (lately). I've tried to make a conscious effort of going there. I always try to be a threat no matter where I am on the ice and I've definitely been getting rewarded."

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Kucherov return could reunite 'Triplets' line

Lightning forward back in lineup against Devils

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

LIGHTNING (34-22-4) at DEVILS (30-25-7)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; SUN, MSG+, NHL.TV

NEWARK, N.J. -- Right wing Nikita Kucherov will be in the lineup against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday, and he was looking forward to returning to the "Triplets" line if given the chance alongside Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson.

Kucherov, who missed two games with a lower-body injury, skated with Palat and Johnson during practice Wednesday and Thursday. Kucherov was one of 12 players participating in an optional morning skate on Friday.

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