ECQF Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning (1) at New Jersey Devils: 7:30 PM ET | SN,TVAS2, CNBC, MSG+, FS-F

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  1. MadDog172430

    MadDog172430 Palm Trees

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    TONIGHT, THE AMAZING SCHNEIDERMAN MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN

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    NOT ONLY THAT, BUT OUR BELOVED MOJO IS BACK AS WELL!

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    BUT, BUT....LOVEJOY IS STILL IN?

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    THAT MAY BE, BUT STAFFORD EVEN SEEMS LIKE AN UPGRADE COMPARED TO A CERTAIN SOMEONE

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    NOW I KNOW MANY HERE ARE PANICKING OVER THE RESULTS OF THE LAST 2 GAMES

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    BUT WE MUST REMEMBER THE MENTALITY THAT GOT US TO WHERE WE ARE. NO ONE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE HERE!

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    REMEMBER: NJD VS. EVERYBODY!

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    YOUR NEW JERSEY DEVILS CONFIRMED LINEUP:
    #9 Taylor Hall (A) - #13 Nico Hischier - #21 Kyle Palmieri
    #90 Marcus Johansson - #37 Pavel Zacha - #17 Patrick Maroon
    #20 Blake Coleman - #19 Travis Zajac (A) - #23 Stefan Noesen
    #44 Miles Wood - #11 Brian Boyle - #18 Drew Stafford

    #6 Andy Greene (C) - #45 Sami Vatanen
    #2 John Moore - #28 Damon Severson
    #8 Will Butcher - #12 Ben Lovejoy

    #35 Cory Schneider
    #1 Keith Kinkaid

    Scratches/Injuries:
    #10 Jimmy Hayes (Healthy)
    #16 Steven Santini (Healthy)
    #25 Mirco Mueller (Healthy)
    #31 Eddie Lack (Healthy)
    #40 Michael Grabner (Healthy)
    #63 Jesper Bratt (Healthy)


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    TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PROJECTED LINEUP:
    #10 J.T. Miller - #91 Steven Stamkos (C) - #86 Nikita Kucherov
    #18 Ondrej Palat - #21 Brayden Point - #9 Tyler Johnson
    #37 Yanni Gourde - #71 Anthony Cirelli - #17 Alex Killorn
    #14 Chris Kunitz - #13 Cedric Paquette - #89 Cory Conacher


    #77 Victor Hedman - #5 Dan Girardi
    #27 Ryan McDonagh - #6 Anton Stralman
    #55 Braydon Coburn - #98 Mikhail Sergachev

    #88 Andrei Vasilevskiy
    #70 Louis Domingue

    SCRATCHES/INJURIES
    #24 Ryan Callahan (Upper Body Injury, Day to Day)
    #29 Slater Koekkoek (Healthy)
    #31 Peter Budaj (Healthy)
    #59 Jake Dotchin (Healthy)
    #62 Andrej Sustr (Healthy)
    #73 Adam Erne (Lower Body Injury, Out Indefinitely)

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    Devils Playoff Leaders:
    Goals: Hall/Zajac/Hischier/Vatanen/Coleman - 1
    Assists: Hall/Zajac/Greene/Moore/Butcher/Schneider - 1
    Points: Hall/Zajac - 2
    +/-: Coleman/Butcher/Grabner - +1
    PIM: Palmieri - 4
    PPG: Zajac - 1
    SHG: None - 0
    GWG: None - 0

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    Lightning Playoff Leaders:
    Goals: Killorn - 3
    Assists: Palat/McDonagh - 3
    Points: Kucherov/Palat - 4
    +/-: Palat/Johnson/Point/McDonagh/Stralman/Hedman - +2
    PIM: Miller/Point - 4
    PPG: Killorn - 2
    SHG: None - 0
    GWG: Kucherov/Gourde - 1


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    WE'VE GOT OUR FIRST HOME PLAYOFF GAME IN 6 YEARS TONIGHT!

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    AND WITH OUR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL WITH ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE, NO BETTER TIME TO SHOCK THE SYSTEM



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    LET'S GO DEVILS!!!

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    Lateriphobia Catalyst Duplo Brickhead Sponsor

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    Game Plan:

    1. Score more goals than the Devils

    2. Use Cheat codes if necessary

    3. Win

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  4. CupsOverCash

    CupsOverCash Registered User

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    Big game. Hard to see NJ being able to come back 0-3. They need this one. TB shouldnt give NJ any hope. They need to take care of this game and possibly take care of this team sooner than later.
     
  5. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa At last!! Street cred is mine!

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    Pfffttt!!! Not MY Devils. I didn't vote for them
     
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    Surprised to see Grabner scratched.

    Corey and MarJo could provide a spark. Devils need something to get them going.
     
  7. PrinceSexyHenrik

    PrinceSexyHenrik Devils/Canada fan

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    Grabner is working undercover for the Rangers, he's been useless
     
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    Kristia Old folks home..

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  9. MartyOwns

    MartyOwns i'll ask daneyko

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    lol why? he's been absolute trash, **** him
     
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    Stafford has been trash for 5 years now. Zacha has also been trash and looks scared out there. Hell, Lovejoy is complete trash and still has a spot in the lineup.

    Edit* Almost forgot about Maroon... yikes. Easily forgettable though.

    At least Grabner brings speed, PK and defense if he isn't putting points up.
     
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    This is a MUST win for NJ. They cannot be in a situation where they have to take 4 in a row from TB, because it won't happen. NJ is going to come out like this is game 7 of the finals, because for them, it pretty much is.

    The deck is stacked against TB tonight, though. Cally out. Up 2-0 after some imperfect victories at home. They've been their own worst enemy through the series so far. Careless turnovers, lackluster efforts, etc. All that stuff has to be cleaned up tonight or they're throwing a drowning team a lifeline. Put shots on Schneider in big quantities and early. He hasn't had a ton of work lately, so try and shake his confidence quickly.

    TB cannot follow their usual MO of getting a lead and then falling asleep while the game happens around them. They need a lead and then they need to pressure constantly.
     
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    TeslaCoilFan SHOOT more, PASS less! Sponsor

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    It's...it's so RED!! o_O

    Nice use of SpiderDude though. :thumbu:

    Let's go :lightning!!!

    Please don't suck! :puppy:
     
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    Lovejoy In for mueller .... cool. How many goals does BLJ give up on his own tonight. Over 2?

    You have a young talented player and Bratt, you play stafford?

    This whole “self starter” thing is starting to get way out of hand. Hynes lineup decisions are ****ing brutal.

    Anyway, obviously must win game. We aren’t going to win the series, but let’s take the next 2 and make the league respect us as a team!!!
     
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    CupsOverCash Registered User

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    Never say never. Bolts have been known to get content with what they have done and lose a little of the urgency that they need to play their game. Devils are a team that could easily make them pay for that.
     
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    bukwas Stanley Cup 2022

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    Devils need Schneider to return to the form he had his first few years there. They'll get the home town crowd boost and these will be tight games.
     
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    PensandCaps Berrick Drassard.

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    Bratt is a scratch? Santini too?

    I don't get it.

    Lovejoy is still awful I see.
     
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  17. glenwo2

    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    Yeah...it's a real head-scratcher that Bratt isn't in while Stafford is. I don't get it either.

    I mean....I understand that Hynes wants to win and everything but with the Devils being in the situation they are in, isn't it a better idea to put your OTHER *young* player(that has shown success during the regular season) out there in games that he can gain invaluable experience(at only 19 years of age!) going forward?
     
  18. Cult of Hynes

    Cult of Hynes Hynes is never wrong.

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    Hopefully Lovejoy gets explosive ****s and can't stop, he has been flat out ****ing terrible and has cost them 4+ goals against with his horrible play.
     
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    Cult of Hynes Hynes is never wrong.

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    Problem with Grabner so far in this series is, he has barely used his speed. But he really shouldn't be out of the line up because one break away and he can score.

    Hynes is a moron.
     
  20. Rhodes 81

    Rhodes 81 grit those teeth

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    Santini hasn't played in the NHL in months, they're not going to play him. Bratt could actually accomplish something though.
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    And Hynes agrees with you....which is why he's putting in Stafford instead. #IDon'tGiveADamnAboutLogic
     
  22. Hall4Hart

    Hall4Hart Guess who's back?

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    Santini went from getting ridden like a rented mule and playing over 20 minutes a night to sitting in the AHL for 4 months.

    I still can't explain it. He struggled playing top pairing matchups and minutes (like every other dman on the roster)....so the coaching staff exiles him to Siberia instead of reducing his NHL minutes/competition. He is literally the only player on the D that can effectively clear the crease.
     
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    PensandCaps Berrick Drassard.

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    I mean..he can't be worse than LJ or John Moore.
     
  24. Cult of Hynes

    Cult of Hynes Hynes is never wrong.

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    Santini can't be any worse than Lovejoy or Greene. In fact, he might actually be able to throw a hit and be of some use instead of getting rocked on his ass and causing the team to give up a goal.
     
  25. Lays

    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    I’ve only seen 3-4 devils games since Grabner was traded there but Devils have no clue on how to use him
    Thanks for Rykov and a 2nd though
     
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