Tampa Bay Lightning
Sean Bergenheim began a stretch of three Tampa Bay goals in 1:25 in the first period and the Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night.
Lecavalier scored his second goal of the game 6:19 into overtime, and the fifth-seeded Lightning beat the Capitals 3-2 Sunday night for a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Lightning emphatically avoided elimination with an 8-2 victory over the Penguins on Saturday in Game 5 of the first-round series.
Al Montoya made 36 saves, helping the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
The Devils remain on a roll thanks to their 3-2 shootout victory over the Islanders Sunday. New Jersey came into the season having participated in 62 shootouts, just three behind the Boston Bruins for the most since the NHL began using the tie-breaker back in the 2005-06 season.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his fifth winning goal in the last 11 games and the New Jersey Devils continued their amazing playoff push with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
The Southeast Division-leading Lightning look to win four in a row on the road Wednesday night when the Devils try to win a season-best five straight at home.
Bryan McCabe had been linked to the Rangers for so long, the veteran defenseman was already thinking about his Broadway debut three years ago. Now at 35, McCabe has landed in New York with the hope of making his stay last at least through a long playoff run.
Vincent Lecavalier snapped a third-period tie during a two-man power play to lift Tampa Bay to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night to end an opponent’s eight-game winning streak for the second consecutive game.
Looking for their seventh straight victory at St. Pete Times Forum, the Devils will try to post their first nine-game winning streak since 2007.
New Jersey Devils defenseman Matt Corrente will be sidelined up to month with a shoulder injury. Corrente was hurt in a fight with Tampa Bay’s Steve Downie on Friday night.
Brian Rolston and Travis Zajac each had a goal and an assist during a four-goal first-period, Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Friday night.
New Jersey looks for a sixth consecutive win at Tampa and tries to beat the Lightning for the second time in less than a week when the teams meet Friday night.
The New Jersey Devils traded Captain Jamie Langenbrunner to the Dallas Stars last week for a conditional third-round draft choice. It was just the 3rd time in club history that New Jersey dealt its captain away.