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Lightning defeat Devils to keep pace in Atlantic

But Tampa Bay captain Stamkos out 1-3 months

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning won their game Saturday but found out afterward they lost Steven Stamkos.

Brian Boyle scored a power-play goal with 8:28 remaining in the third period to help the Lightning defeat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 at Amalie Arena.

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Lightning captain Stamkos out 1-3 months

Tampa Bay center needs surgery for blood clot; Drouin recall being considered

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will have surgery to remove a blood clot near his right collarbone and will be sidelined 1-3 months.

"Obviously, this situation is extremely disappointing because I wanted to help my team clinch a playoff spot and prepare for the start of the postseason," Stamkos said in a statement Saturday. "During my recovery, I will do all I can to help my teammates, and I hope to rejoin them soon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs."

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Lightning look to gain in Atlantic Division race

Goaltender Schneider returns for Devils

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

DEVILS (37-33-8) at LIGHTNING (44-28-5)

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

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning would move closer to clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

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Lightning's Stralman: Injury could have been worse

Tampa Bay defenseman hopes to return during playoffs

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman will not be available for the early rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of a non-displaced fracture of the left fibula. But he knows it could have been a lot worse.

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