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Nick Kelly’s takeaways from the Lightning-Devils game

No heroics needed; Mathieu Joseph still sparking; Devils own goal
Brayden Point smiles after being credited with his second goal of the game, which actually was a Devils own goal. [Associated Press]
Brayden Point smiles after being credited with his second goal of the game, which actually was a Devils own goal. [Associated Press]
Published Nov. 26, 2018

No Braydon Coburn heroics needed this time against the Devils. After New Jersey took a 2-0 lead against the Lightning on Oct. 30, Coburn answered with two first-period goals to spark the Lightning's comeback win. Sunday, the Lightning jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead.

This Joseph kid can hustle. Rookie Mathieu Joseph has provided an offensive spark throughout the season with his speed and tenacity. Sunday was no different. His hustle set up the first goal of the game as he stole the puck from New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider behind the net.

Even New Jersey got in on the Lightning's high-scoring evening. Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen scored an own goal to give the Lightning a 5-1 lead with 11:30 left in the second period. Brayden Point received credit for the goal.