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Devils in the Details - 4/20/18: The Brink Edition

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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The Devils scored first, but couldn’t do much after that, and dropped Game 4 3-1 on Wednesday, meaning Game 5, on Saturday, is an elimination game. The Devils have been, as every sports publication describes it when your opposition has won three games in a series, PUSHED TO THE BRINK. [The Record] [NJ.com]

Lightning star Nikita Kucherov didn’t face any discipline, in-game or after, for his hit that knocked Sami Vatanen out of the game. [NJ.com]

Sami’s status ahead of Game 5 is unclear. The team says he has an upper body injury:

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Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been suspended one game by the league for an illegal check to the head of Avs forward Carl Soderberg. [TSN]

Jets forward Patrick Laine left the teen years behind on Thursday, when he turned 20. Check out this stat: Since 1987-88, no NHL player has scored more goals as a teenager than Laine did with 80. [TSN]

Norris Trophy finalists for the 2017-18 season: Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles) and P.K. Subban (Nashville). [NHL]

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