Below are my live thoughts as the third period goes on at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning
20:00 to go (3-2 NJD)
-TBL to the PP after a Salvador penalty.
-SCORE! SHORTHANDED! Ryan Carter makes it 4-2 Devils!
-Devils kill off rest of Salvador penalty.
-And I’ll say this: that 5-3 prediction in my game preview is looking mighty good right now.
15:00 to go.
-SCORE! Stamkos’ second of the game.
-Devils really had a surge going before the Stamkos goal.
-I sense the momentum changing in favor of TBL
-WOW! Huge Save by Brodeur.
-TB takes a penalty- there’s a way to kill your momentum
-Devils to the PP- already with a PP and SH goal tonight on special teams.
-Another goal would be nice here for the NJD- yes that’s obvious all the time but they really need one here.
-Fans at Tampa Bay Times Forum making their anger at the referees known.
10:00 to go.
-PP over. Good Kill by TB for the most part. Devils buzz in final 30 secs of PP
-Back to 5 on 5 action.
-We’re set up for a crazy finish.
-Devils successfully slowing down the pace of the game; they’d rather be in this type of game.
5:30 to go
- NJD laboring a little; few icings in a row.
-TB buzzing a little again with 2:00
-When will Garon leave the net?
-It better be soon.
-Garon to the bench
-:50 to go.
-That 5-3 prediction please.
-SCORE! TB ties it up.
-Killorn with the game-tying goal with :15.1 to go.
Headed to Overtime.
-That’s a point TB will take for sure. The Devils not so much.
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