Know The Enemy – Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by on February 25, 2011

A few notes and stats to get you caught up on today’s opponent –
Devils (26-30-4 / 12-17-1 on the road) at Lightning (35-18-7 / 20-7-4 at home)


- Game info: 7:30 p.m. start time at St. Pete Times Forum. TV: MSG+ (HD) RADIO: WFAN 660 AM

- For tickets and ticket price data for this game, click here.

- Johan Hedberg will get the start in goal. He is 7-0-0 in his last seven starts.

- The Devils have 19 points in their last 10 games.

- Ilya Kovalchuk has 21 points (11g-10a) in his last 19 games. The Devils are 16-1-2 in those games.

- Kovalchuk is on an eleven game points streak. He has 13 points (7g-6a) in those games.

- This is the third of four meetings between the teams this season. The Devils are 2-0 in the previous meetings, outscoring TB 11-5 in those two games.

- Lightning are in 1st place in the Southeast division, 2nd in the Eastern conference, and 5th in the NHL overall.

Devils STATS Bolts
60 GP 60
26 W 35
30 L 18
4 OT 7
56 P 77
0.467 P% 0.642
2.12 G/G 3.03
2.67 GA/G 3.07
14.0 PP% 20.7
83.9 PK% 82.4
28.8 S/G 32.5
26.9 SA/G 28.4
51.6 FO% 50.3

2010-2011 Lightning

# Pos Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
91 C Steven Stamkos 60 41 36 77 11 60 16 0 7 213 19.2
26 R Martin St Louis 60 22 50 72 5 8 3 0 5 192 11.5
16 R Teddy Purcell 59 15 24 39 -3 10 2 0 1 148 10.1
4 C Vincent Lecavalier 44 14 21 35 -6 12 8 0 2 133 10.5
6 L Ryan Malone 50 11 23 34 -6 46 9 0 1 140 7.9
10 L Sean Bergenheim 58 12 13 25 3 42 1 0 1 133 9.0
9 R Steve Downie 44 8 17 25 7 134 2 0 0 63 12.7
7 D Brett Clark 60 8 15 23 -1 10 6 0 1 66 12.1
77 D Victor Hedman 59 3 19 22 1 52 0 0 0 86 3.5
19 C Dominic Moore 55 10 11 21 -12 44 2 0 2 119 8.4
13 D Pavel Kubina 60 3 17 20 3 50 0 0 2 61 4.9
12 L Simon Gagne 42 9 11 20 -19 14 3 0 2 105 8.6
44 C Nate Thompson 57 7 11 18 -8 21 0 1 2 87 8.0
2 D Eric Brewer 56 8 6 14 4 57 0 0 1 89 9.0
18 R Adam Hall 60 7 7 14 -11 28 0 0 1 137 5.1
8 D Randy Jones 55 1 12 13 -2 15 0 0 0 46 2.2
42 C Dana Tyrell 56 5 7 12 -2 4 0 0 1 60 8.3
39 D Mike Lundin 53 0 9 9 -9 4 0 0 0 38 0.0
47 D Marc-Andre Bergeron 7 2 4 6 -3 4 0 0 1 18 11.1
21 C Mattias Ritola 24 2 4 6 -5 11 0 0 1 31 6.5
5 D Mattias Ohlund 52 0 5 5 -5 52 0 0 0 30 0.0
24 L Johan Harju 10 1 2 3 -2 2 0 0 0 14 7.1
49 C Blair Jones 9 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 11.1
48 D Michael Vernace 10 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
34 C Marc-Antoine Pouliot 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
32 D Matt Smaby 26 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 8 0.0
28 D Mathieu Roy 4 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0
43 C James Wright 1 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
# Goalie GPI GS Min GAA W L OT SO SA GA Sv% G A PIM
35 Dwayne Roloson 37 37 2166 2.74 16 19 2 4 1110 99 .911 0 2 6
31 Curtis McElhinney 21 16 996 3.43 6 9 1 2 516 57 .890 0 1 0
41 Mike Smith 17 15 899 3.20 10 5 0 0 411 48 .883 0 0 2
30 Cedrick Desjardins 2 2 120 1.00 2 0 0 0 63 2 .968 0 0 0

NEW JERSEY Devils vs. TAMPA BAY Lightning

All-Time regular season record vs Bolts:
(W – L – T – OT L – SO L)
45 – 17 – 7 – 3 – 1

Goals for: 245 Goals against: 160

All-Time post season record vs Bolts:
8 – 3

Goals for: 33 Goals against: 22

Home games vs Bolts: 30 – 9 – 2 – 1 – 1

Road games vs Bolts: 23 – 11 – 5 – 2 – 0

Last season: 3 – 1
Oct 8, 2009 @ TB – New Jersey 4 – 3 Tampa Bay (SO)
Oct 31, 2009 @ TB – New Jersey 2 – 1 Tampa Bay (SO)
Dec 4, 2009 @ NJ – New Jersey 3 – 2 Tampa Bay
Jan 8, 2010 @ NJ – Tampa Bay 4 – 2 New Jersey

This season: 2 – 0
Sunday January 9th, 2011 – Tampa 3 – 6 NJ
Friday January 14th, 2011 – NJ 5 – 2 Tampa
Friday February 25th, 2011 – NJ at Tampa
Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 – Tampa at NJ

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