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Stamkos and the Lightning visit the Devils

January 9, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (23-9-5, second in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-17-5, seventh in the Metropolitan)

Newark, New Jersey; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay into a matchup with New Jersey. He’s sixth in the NHL with 41 points, scoring 16 goals and totaling 25 assists.

The Devils are 10-9-3 in Eastern Conference games. New Jersey is ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 7.8 points per game, averaging 2.9 goals and 4.9 assists.

The Lightning are 16-8-3 in conference matchups. Tampa Bay ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Stamkos with 16.

In their last meeting on Nov. 20, New Jersey won 5-3. Yegor Sharangovich recorded a team-high 3 points for the Devils.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt has 32 total points for the Devils, 10 goals and 22 assists. Jack Hughes has eight assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

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Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with 29 total assists and has 36 points. Ondrej Palat has six assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .870 save percentage.

Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, six assists, 4.1 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.

INJURIES: Devils: Nathan Bastian: out (covid-19), Jesper Bratt: out (covid-19), Pavel Zacha: out (health and safety protocols), Yegor Sharangovich: out (health and safety protocols), Andreas Johnsson: out (health protocols).

Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: day to day (lower body), Zach Bogosian: day to day (lower body), Ross Colton: out (health protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.