Monday, April 16, 2007

Game Preview: TB vs. NJ Game 3


(Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to make it two in a row over the New Jersey Devils tonight, when the series shifts to Tampa for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The first two games in this best-of-seven set were in New Jersey and the Lightning earned a split in those tests by taking Game 2 at the Meadowlands on Saturday.

The great Brodeur has seemed mortal so far in this series, yielding six goals on 46 shots for a mediocre save percentage of .870. This is after the future Hall-of-Famer had another Vezina-caliber regular season in which he posted an NHL-record 48 wins to go with a .922 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average.

With Saturday's setback, New Jersey has surrendered home-ice advantage to the Lightning for the time being. The Devils, however, were an impressive 24-14-3 as the away team during the regular season and would like to carry that road success into Games 3 and 4 in Tampa.

The Lightning, meanwhile, were not exactly dominant at home this season, going 22-18-1 as the hosts.

Game 4 of this series is scheduled for Wednesday evening 7:00 EST at the Forum.

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2 comments:

RUBBER BEATS LIGHTENING said...

DEVILS IN 6!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patricia said...

Can you send a memo to your players to stop high sticking our players? It's getting a little old now...

Thanks in advance.

Patricia
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