Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Wednesday, October 26th
Game 2: Friday, November 25th
Game 3: Thursday, January 26th
Game 4: Tuesday, February 7th

Lightning 4

(30-22-4, 64 pts)

Devils 7

(29-21-6, 64 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 7, 2006

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
TB 1 0 34
NJ 3 3 17

S. Gomez (Devils - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

P. Elias (Devils - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

J. Langenbrunner (Devils - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

Tampa Bay (30-21-4) at New Jersey (28-21-6) 7:30 pm EST

Tampa Bay (30-21-4) at New Jersey (28-21-6) 7:30 pm EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- After hovering around mediocrity for much of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils are starting to play like the last two Stanley Cup champions.

When the teams square off Tuesday, the Lightning will try to post their fourth straight victory, while the Devils will skate in search of their eighth straight home win.

The defending champion Lightning are coming off one of their most thrilling wins of the season, a 3-2 overtime triumph over the New York Islanders on Monday. Martin St. Louis scored with 72 seconds left in regulation and Vincent Lecavalier tallied with 55 seconds remaining in the extra session.

Fredrik Modin collected a goal and an assist and Sean Burke made 28 saves for Tampa Bay, which improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

New Jersey, which has dropped its last four home games vs. Tampa Bay, is glad to return home having lost three straight on the road.

In Saturday's 4-2 loss to Toronto, Martin Brodeur allowed three first-period goals on eight shots as the Devils fell despite third-period tallies from Brian Gionta and John Madden.