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Knotted at 1-1, Devils Head to Tampa

Sunday, 04.15.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Knotted at 1-1, Devils Head to Tampa

Colin White and the Devils look to regain a series edge in Monday's game three.

newjerseydevils.com – As a nor'easter dumps inches of rain on the metropolitan area, the Devils travel to the Sunshine State.

Their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series is even at 1-1 following a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Now the series moves to the St. Pete Times Forum for a 7:00 p.m. start on Monday night (FSN NY2, WABC 770 AM).

Despite some missed opportunities with the man advantage in game two, the story for the Devils thus far has been their power play effectiveness. New Jersey finished 2-for-5 in the second game of the series, and as of Saturday night, led the league in power play percentage this postseason, connecting at a 50% clip (4-for-8).

Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Rafalski and Patrik Elias have all scored power play goals in the series, and Langenbrunner and Rafalski each have a pair of power play assists.

Langenbrunner assisted on Zach Parise's first-period power play goal, then potted one of his own in the second period. Of Langenbrunner's four points in the series, three have come with the man advantage.

But after outshooting the Lighting 18-5 in the second period, the Devils had only one goal to show for roughly 13 minutes of sustained pressure. Head coach Lou Lamoriello said after the game that he would like to see his team make the most of those chances going forward in the series.

"When we have opportunities to score, you have to score," Lamoriello said. "Rebounds, we have to jump on a little quicker. We had plenty of opportunities.  They took advantage of the opportunities we gave them and we didn’t."

New Jersey split two games in Tampa Bay this season, most recently losing a 3-1 decision on March 22. However, the Devils shutout the Lightning, 2-0, in their first Florida meeting of the season on Jan. 26, as Martin Brodeur turned away all 28 Tampa Bay shots.

The Devils return to the Continental Airlines Arena to play game five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. (FSN NY, 92.3 Free FM).

Tickets for individual playoff games are available at the arena box office, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 52 24 10 5 34
A. Henrique 57 12 20 -2 32
P. Elias 54 10 17 -12 27
S. Gomez 40 5 19 -10 24
T. Zajac 56 10 10 -3 20
S. Bernier 49 10 9 0 19
A. Larsson 46 3 16 5 19
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Greene 64 2 13 7 15
E. Gelinas 44 5 9 -2 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 23 6 .928 2.17
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59