Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Tampa Bay leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 18th
Game 2: Friday, January 9th
Game 3: Friday, March 5th
Game 4: Thursday, March 25th

Devils 2

(34-20-2, 81 pts)

Lightning 3

(38-17-5, 88 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 5, 2004

Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

1 2 3 OT T
NJ 0 2 0 02
TB 1 0 1 13

D. Andreychuk (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Madden (Devils - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

New Jersey (34-20-11-1) at Tampa Bay (37-17-7-5) 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The sizzling Tampa Bay Lightning seek their franchise-record seventh straight victory on Friday night when they host the New Jersey Devils.

Tampa Bay is 10-0-1-2 in its last 13 games and has scored 26 goals in the last six contests.

Brad Richards had a goal and two assists in Tampa Bay's 5-3 victory over Chicago on Wednesday. Defenseman Cory Sarich added a shorthanded goal, the Lightning's 14th of the season.

The Lightning are on their third six-game winning streak of the season.

New Jersey ended a three-game skid with Wednesday's 5-2 victory at Florida. Patrik Elias scored twice and Scott Gomez had a goal and four assists.

Tampa Bay is 2-0 this season against New Jersey, which eliminated the Lightning in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year.