While the Devils struggle mightily on the power as the game progressed, they took advantage of their first one for their earliest lead of the series.
They converted a 4-on-3 advantage for the second straight game, with Kyle Palmieri one timing a shot from the left circle at 8:23.
The lead was shortlived, and the Lightning scored two straight to close the period for a 2-1 lead going into intermission.
J.T. Miller tied the game when his high shot finished a 3-on-2 rush for the Lightning at 11:30 of the first period.
FOX Sports and NFL Network will simulcast Thursday Night Football games this season. ESPN will continue to broadcast Monday Night Football and NBC will carry Sunday Night Football broadcasts.
Nick Mangold took a page out of the Michael Scott playbook to make a special declaration. The Jets center on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons with New York. Mangold released a lengthy statement summarizing his thoughts on his decision and thanking those who have supported him throughout his career. Although he was released by New York in February 2017, he’ll sign a one-day contract next week to retire a Jet.
Everything that happened from pee-wee football to high school football to having the good fortune to play at The Ohio State University molded me for my opportunity to play for the New York Jets, Mangold wrote, in part. My biggest regret is not bringing the Lombardi Trophy to New York but, as I retire, I will continue my efforts to bring the Trophy home in a different capacity. I have no idea what that capacity is but I’m sure I will figure something out in the future. Mangold, 34, was selected out of Ohio State by the Jets in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He made 164 starts and only missed 12 games, including eight in his final season after suffering an ankle injury in 2016 that landed him on injured reserve.
Thursday the Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman scored to tie Game 1 of Toronto-Boston. Soon, NBCSN cut to a quick show-and-tell that Emrick, if it wasn’t his idea, was well prepared to narrate.
Hyman, he said, at 25 is the best-selling author of kids’ books. NBCSN had three of the book covers ready for viewing. Special stuff.
Yet another commercial — this one starring David Ortiz — in which a golf bag is being carried backward. The clubs are carried forward — for balance and comfort — not from behind, as that would wreck one’s back.