Game 12 Recap: Lightning Down Devils 4-1 Behind Bishop's 37 Saves (W/Audio-Video)

Game 12 Recap: Lightning Down Devils 4-1 Behind Bishop's 37 Saves (W/Audio-Video)

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Game 12 Recap: Lightning Down Devils 4-1 Behind Bishop's 37 Saves (W/Audio-Video)

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Brayden Point scored his first NHL goal and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning over the New Jersey Devils 4-1 at Amalie Arena last night.

Brian Boyle, Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov also had goals for the Bolts.

Damon Severson scored for New Jersey and Cory Schneider made 31 saves.

Hedman scored the game winner at 8:27 of the second period on a booming slapshot that beat Schneider.

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 5: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Amalie Arena on November 5, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 5: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Amalie Arena on November 5, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

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.

Bolts Quotes

“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.

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