NHL Lightning Devils Preview

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning continue their three-game homestand tonight when they take on the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum…The Lightning have won three straight contests on home ice…The Bolts have sold out each of their first 17 home games this season (capacity 19,204)…Tonight’s matchup is the third and final meeting between the Devils and Lightning, with each team winning once…Tampa Bay won the most recent meeting on Mar. 5 at Prudential Center, 5-2…Nate Thompson was the game’s first star, scoring a career-high three points (two goals, one assist)…Thompson has scored goals in each of the two games in the season series against the Devils…New Jersey has out-shot the Bolts in both games this season and have held the Lightning without a power play goal on six attempts…Tampa Bay holds an all-time home record of 12-19-5-3 against New Jersey.

TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Lightning will be looking for their first win against the Devils in Tampa Bay since Feb. 25, 2011…Last season the Bolts dropped both home contests against New Jersey…Martin St. Louis (one goal, three assists) and Nate Thompson (three goals, one assist) pace all Lightning skaters with four points against the Devils this season…Over St. Louis’ past four games against the Devils dating back to last season, he’s recorded four goals and four assists, including one hat trick…The Bolts have scored a power play goal in each of their past two games, while the Devils haven’t allowed a power play goal against over that same stretch.

Source: Tampa Bay Media

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