Devils host the Lightning after Bratt’s 2-goal game

March 13, 2023 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (39-22-6, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (44-16-6, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the Tampa Bay Lightning after Jesper Bratt scored two goals in the Devils’ 3-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

New Jersey has gone 19-12-2 at home and 44-16-6 overall. The Devils have a 26-7-1 record when scoring a power-play goal.

Tampa Bay has gone 15-16-1 on the road and 39-22-6 overall. The Lightning are 38-7-5 in games they score at least three goals.

The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Hughes has 37 goals and 42 assists for the Devils. Dawson Mercer has seven goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

Nikita Kucherov has scored 27 goals with 67 assists for the Lightning. Mikhail Sergachev has nine assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.2 assists, 1.8 penalties and 3.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Lightning: 3-5-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (lower body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).

Lightning: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: day to day (undisclosed), Steven Stamkos: day to day (leg).


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