New Jersey Devils won 5:2 vs Tampa Bay Lightning: Bratt scored his first hat trick

"Obviously, that was really important," Bratt said

by Sead Dedovic
New Jersey Devils won 5:2 vs Tampa Bay Lightning: Bratt scored his first hat trick

New Jersey Devils won 5:2 vs Tampa Bay Lightning. Jesper Bratt scored the first hat trick in the NHL. Nico Hischier was also great with one goal and an assist. After the match, he spoke about his impressions. "We played way better today," Hischier said, as quoted by "It would have been a tough one to swallow if we'd given up the lead again, but we all around played our game.

You just have to learn from those games. We know that if we play our game, we can beat those teams." Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian thinks his team has quality, but they need to work on some things. "We have to go back to keeping it simple,"- Zach Bogosian said.

"We are a very successful team on the forecheck and getting pucks behind them and then going to work."

Jon Cooper and his impressions

Lightning coach Jon Cooper was satisfied with certain moments during the match, but in the end he was disappointed.

"To put it in a nutshell, I really liked our first period and the first eight minutes of the second period," -Jon Cooper said. "We scored that second goal after they had a couple of chances … then an inexcusable goal off a face-off right away.

That never should have happened. That just triggered their momentum. Then it was just senseless turnovers and managing the puck." Bratt emphasized that there is great chemistry between the players on the team. The Devils don't want to give up even for a single moment, which could be noticed.

"Obviously, that was really important," Bratt said. "I think we felt as a group that we were playing good hockey. We came out strong, and obviously that goal was kind of a break for us. We got a good face-off play that worked and we got a goal out of it, and that started the momentum for us. That was huge."

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