Lightning 5 Devils 3 (NHL)

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    Lightning 5 Devils 3 (NHL)

    Nikita Kucherov recorded a goal and two assists, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lightning own a 2-0 lead in the series, which continues Monday at the Prudential Center.

    Kucherov recorded his seventh career three-point playoff game. His goal was his 24th postseason tally, tying Vincent Lecavalier for the second-most in Tampa Bay's playoff history.

    Alex Killorn, who scored just twice in the last 15 regular-season games, started and ended Tampa Bay's four-goal flurry in the second period with a pair of power-play tallies.

    Tyler Johnson and Brayden Point also recorded a goal and assist as Tampa Bay scored five goals in a playoff game for the 17th time in team history.

    Andrei Vasilevskiy made 41 saves. He made 18 saves in the third, including glove saves on John Moore, Will Butcher, and Sami Vatanen in the final minute after the Devils pulled goaltender Cory Schneider.

    Keith Kinkaid allowed five goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Cory Schneider. Schneider stopped 10 shots in his first postseason appearance since Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals when he was with the Vancouver Canucks.
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