TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Dwayne Roloson took a shutout into the third period and made 19 saves Friday in helping Tampa Bay cool off New Jersey 2-1.
It was only the second regulation loss for the Devils since Jan. 8. They have gone 16-2-2 since then and had won their last eight.
Mark Fayne produced the New Jersey goal on a slap shot with 11:47 left in regulation, but Roloson and the Tampa Bay defense were perfect the rest of the way.
Tampa Bay closed out a 12-game homestand that equaled the longest in NHL history. The Lightning went 7-3-2 in that stretch.
Johan Hedbert stopped 28 shots for the Devils, who despite their recent success began the evening 12 points out of a playoff position.