TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning lean on their top players and the New Jersey Devils continue to see their top rookie become a key contributor late in the season when the teams meet Saturday at Amalie Arena.
The league-leading Lightning enter the game with three consecutive home wins after beating division rival Detroit on Thursday behind the strong play of the big three -- Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman.
Kucherov tied a career high with four points and three assists, Stamkos scored twice and Hedman added three assists as the trio combined for nine points in a 4-1 victory.
A team already deep with offensive talent, Tampa Bay is tough to beat when its top players are contributing.
And if one of the Big Three should falter or have an off game, Yanni Gourde, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tyler Johnson and Victor Hedman are more than capable of picking up the offensive burden for the Lightning. << Read more
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