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Game Preview: Devils at Lightning

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The Devils, winners of their last two, head off to Tampa Bay to go up against the leading team in the NHL. Here’s the preview.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils
Drew Stafford celebrates a goal he scored against Peter Budaj.
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The Matchup: New Jersey Devils (29-20-8) vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning (39-16-3 SBNation; Raw Charge)

The Time: 7:00 PM EST

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+

Tampa Bay’s Deadly Weapons: This team is scary. Kucherov and Stamkos are deadly. Their depth forwards are incredible also, with Point, Gourde, Namestnikov and Johnson being forwards with over 50 points. Defenseman Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev are deadly offensive defensemen also. In short, this team is scary.

Devils Duo: Hischier and Hall. Taylor Hall currently has a 16 game point streak, while Hischier has a three point streak going. The two are the future of the Devils, and combined with Jesper Bratt and other youth players, make up the future core of the Devils.

Damon Severson has also developed into a very good player. After getting scratched multiple times, he is now arguably the Devils best defenseman.

Devils Injuries: No news on Devils injuries.

So...: What do you think? Who will win? Who will score? Let me know in the comments below, and take care.