Hedman scored the game winner at 8:27 of the second period on a booming slapshot that beat Schneider.
Point scored on the power play at 5:01 of the third period yo make it 3-1. He redirected a Kucherov slap shot up and over Schneider’s shoulder.
Kucherov gave Tampa Bay a 4-1 lead with his fourth goal of the season at 14:14 of the third period.
Severson scored the lone Devils goal at 14:39 of the first with his second goal of the season.
Brian Boyle tied the game at 1-1 at 2:25 of the second period off a beautiful cross-ice pass from Victor Hedman.
Rookie Brayden Point displays his first NHL goal puck.
“It’s awesome. It was a long time coming, but it feels good and it’s a relief. I just needed a lucky one to go in and I got that tonight. A ‘there it is’ kind of feeling.” – Brayden Point on his first NHL goal.
“He’s made such a positive impact on this team… I was so excited for him. The whole team was. You talk about a kid who deserved a goal. Nobody deserved one more than him.” – Coach Jon Cooper on Point
“Bish, to his credit, was outstanding. He made some big saves when we needed them.” – Coach Jon Cooper
“Every season there’s something to improve on and right now it’s our first periods.” – Victor Hedman
The Bolts lace ’em up again on Monday night vs. the Florida Panthers at 7:30 PM from Sunrise.
GAME NOTES: Tampa Bay has allowed the first goal in eight of 12 games. … The Lightning took two of three in the season series with the Devils that was completed in a 22 day span. … Tampa Bay LW Jonathan Drouin, who took a high hit Tuesday, has resumed skating but sat out this second straight game.