New Jersey Devils 1 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3
- Attendance: 16,514
- Three Stars: 1.Andrei Vasilevskiy 2. Kyle Palmieri 3. J.T. Miller
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- The Devils fell to the Lightning in the fourth game of a best of seven series, 3-1. New Jersey is now trails in the series 3-1, Game 5 will be played on Saturday afternoon, 3PM at Amalie Arena.
- New Jersey is now 123-109 in the team’s playoff history and fall to 23-21 (14-8 home) in Game 4’s.
- The Devils opened the scoring for the first time in this series with a power play goal coming from Kyle Palmieri, 8:23 into the first frame.
- Coming into tonight’s matchup, the Devils lead all other playoff clubs in rookie goals with four (Blake Coleman – 2, Will Butcher – 1, Nico Hischier – 1) (T-2 San Jose, Boston, and Los Angeles all with two goals).
- Cory Schneider started in his second playoff contest this year. Schneider stopped 34 of 37 shots (.919%) in tonight’s matchup, and fell to 2-5 in his career in the playoffs.
- Kyle Palmieri scored the only goal for the Devils, with a power play goal coming 8:23 into the first period. The goal marks his first career playoff power play goal, and first point of the 2018 playoffs.
- Will Butcher tallied the primary assist on Palmieri’s goal, sliding into first place for power play points and assist (1G-2A-3PTS) amongst all playoff teams rookies’.
- Damon Severson set a new career high in the playoffs (tied career high regular season) with eight shots tonight.
- At 12:21 of the first period in the Lightning/Devils game, New Jersey requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether Tampa Bay was off-side prior to Cory Conacher’s goal.
- After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the Linesman, the Situation Room determined that Tampa Bay’s Cedric Paquette was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, “The standard for overturning the call in the event of a ‘GOAL’ call on the ice is that the Toronto Video Room, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Linesman, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an “Off-side” infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed.”
- Therefore, the original call is overturned – no goal Tampa Bay Lightning.
- The clock is re-set to show 7:43 (12:17 elapsed time), when the off-side infraction occurred.