Hedman and Kucherov help Lightning beat Devils 4-1

New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) fight for position during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) fight for position during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov both had a goal and an assist, Brayden Point scored his first NHL goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Saturday night.

Brian Boyle also scored for Tampa Bay, and Ben Bishop made 37 saves.

New Jersey got a goal from Damon Severson. Cory Schneider stopped 31 shots

Hedman put Tampa Bay up 2-1 with 11:33 left in the second from the blue line.

Shortly before Hedman’s goal, Severson hit the post and Kucherov had his backhander go off the cross bar and then get swept off the goal line by Schneider’s stick.

Point, in his 12th NHL games, made it 3-1 at 5:01 of the third when he redirected Kucherov’s shot during a power play.

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