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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