Final

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Wednesday, October 26th
Lightning6Final
Devils3
Game 2: Friday, November 25th
Devils8Final
Lightning2
Game 3: Thursday, January 26th
Devils0Final
OT
Lightning1
Game 4: Tuesday, February 7th
Lightning4Final
Devils7

Lightning 6

(5-3-2, 12 pts)

Devils 3

(4-5-0, 8 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 26, 2005

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
TB 2 0 46
NJ 0 2 13

D. Andreychuk (Lightning - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

F. Modin (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

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

Tampa Bay (4-3-2) at New Jersey (4-4-0) 7:30 pm EDT

Tampa Bay (4-3-2) at New Jersey (4-4-0), 7:30 pm EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of few teams to enjoy recent success against Martin Brodeur.

One of the top goaltenders in league history, Brodeur tries to snap a six-game winless streak against the Lightning on Wednesday, when the New Jersey Devils welcome the defending Stanley Cup champions to Continental Airlines Arena.

A two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Brodeur posted a 20-4-2 mark against the Lightning from from March 1994-March 2001. But the eight-time All-Star has not fared well against them since, going 1-6-3, including a surprising 0-4-2 mark in his last six starts.

Brodeur is coming off an uncharacteristic performance Saturday, when he allowed a pair of late goals in a 4-3 loss to Atlanta. He needs one shutout to tie Tony Esposito for seventh on the all-time list.

Tampa Bay dropped a 4-1 decision to Ottawa on Saturday. Dmitry Afanasenkov scored and John Grahame made 25 saves for the Lightning, who have scored more than three goals just once since Opening Night.

The Lightning took all four meetings with the Devils in 2003-04.

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