Lightning vs NEW JERSEY Devils NBA 16 March 2023. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night thanks to Steven Stamkos’ two goals and an assist in regulation, two goals each from Alex Killorn and Ross Colton in the shootout, and Stamkos’ two goals and an assist.
After beating New Jersey on Tuesday night, Tampa Bay won its second straight game against them thanks to Andrei Vasilevskiy’s 26 saves.
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When asked how he managed to win the shootout, Killorn remarked, “I saw Ross go low blocker and thought I’d attempt the same.
For New Jersey, Tomas Tatar and Timo Meier both scored twice in the third period. In his twelve starts this year, Akira Schmid made 21 saves.
“I think he gave us a solid game,” Devils coach Lindy Ruff said of his backup goaltender.
Colton, a native of New Jersey who was playing in his home state, gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead with his 16th goal of the year 1:09 into the contest.
Midway through the second period, the Devils made a breakthrough when Nico Hischier crossed the ice to find Tatar, who added his 16th goal to make the score 1-0.
Stamkos scored his 28th goal for Tampa Bay at 18:11 of the second period, giving them a 2-1 leads after. They had just survived a two-man advantage on a power play.
Meier added, “It’s absolutely difficult to not take advantage of the 5-on-3. And then it gets back in your throat and they score. It stings, but that’s why it’s even better that we stuck with it. “We kept from lowering our heads. We persisted and gave ourselves a shot.