Saturday, April 14, 2007

Game 2 Devils-Lightning

Game 2 of the Devils-Lightning series is tonight at 7. First a quick recap of game 1. Devils played a solid game and never really lost control of the game even when Tampa tied it at 3. They took a few bad penalties though that lead to Tampa goals. Goaltending was the biggest factor as Marty played outstanding in the third holding the Devils lead until they could get that gift from Holmqvist that lead to the game sealing goal. Holmqvist was shaky all game giving up a a soft Parise goal and an Elias shot from the corner of the blueline. Then of course there was the decision to move the puck at the end of the game. If Tampa wants to stay in this series he has to play better.

Here are the Devils keys to game 2:
-Don't take penalties. This means you Johnny Oduya. He took two bad penalties in game one giving Tampa 5 on 3. The refs were calling the game tight as Bettman was in attendance. The Devils have to be careful to not go to the box in game 2.
- Madden and Pandolfo have to step up a little more. All 3 Lightning goals were scored by Lecavier and St. Louis. Madden and Pandolfo need to do a better job of shutting those two down.
-Just shoot the puck. Holmqvist looked very shaky in game one. Don't try to be fancy just fire pucks at him.

The game is at 7pm EDT at the Continental Airlines Arena. The game is on FSNY, CBC in Canada, and

Other playoff action today:
Pittsburgh vs Ottawa game 2. NBC
Rangers vs. Atlanta game 2. NBC
Islanders vs. Buffalo game 7. Versus.

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