11 January 2010
Continuing the game from Friday night, Lightning managed to hold on to their lead through the remainder of the game today in Newark. The rosters had to be the same (except for legitimate injuries), meaning that Halpern was back up in the press box.
- Stamkos added another goal tonight to keep the Lightning's 3 goal lead over the Devils after Zajac had scored halfway through the 3rd. He ended up with 2 goals and 1 assist in the game
- Parise scored another goal for the Devils at 19:26, but by the game was too far out of their reach
- Meszaros who was a scratch Friday played tonight since Smaby is out with an injury from the game against the Flyers, and Hale was in for Ohlund as Ohlie was out with a stomach virus.
This was the last meeting between the two clubs for the regular season and I was pleased that we were able to keep the lead through the game. It's kind of a curious idea to start a game when you are already down by 3 and have had two days to think about the situation. I wonder what the mentality in the room for the Devils was going in to it? The team has to tell themselves that they needed at least 4 goals to come up with the win or maybe there wasn't as much pressure to win since they were already so far behind?
Next game is against the Caps on Tuesday in Tampa.