'Seinfeld' face painter David Puddy shows up at Devils game

Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning checks Kyle Palmieri #21

Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning checks Kyle Palmieri #21

After losing Sami Vatanen to injury in the first period, the Devils couldn't find an equalizer in a 3-1, Game 4 loss Wednesday night to the Lightning and trail 3-1 in the first-round series which continues Saturday afternoon in Tampa.

While Warburton bringing one of his and fans of the New Jersey Devils' most beloved TV scenes to life was great for a laugh, the team lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 to fall behind 3-1 in the best of seven playoff series. Vatanen was slow to get up before making his way down the tunnel, remaining out for the rest of the game.

No penalty was called on the play and Hynes screamed at referees Tim Peel and Wes McCauley before play resumed.

The play everyone is going to talk about and the National Hockey League probably will look at is Kucherov's hit on Sami Vatanen late in the first. Tampa Bay took a 3-1 win and thus have a 3-1 lead in the series.

"He's normally the one dancing around guys", said linemate J.T. Miller, who scored the other Lightning goal and had two assists.

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Kucherov broke a 1-all tie with 4:58 left in the period. Stamkos fed Kucherov entering the zone and he found Miller on the left side for a shot over Schneider's shoulder. Eleven seconds later, New Jersey had its second 5-on-3 goal in two games.

Taylor Hall gets two minute penalty for tripping Anton Stralman. This is the first time Schneider has had consecutive starts since January 22-23.

Kyle Palmieri opened the scoring at 8:23 with a five-on-three power-play goal, marking the second consecutive game the Devils cashed in on a five-on-three.

Vatanen has led the Devils in time on ice since being acquired from Anaheim in late November.

The appreciation is mutual between the Devils and Warburton, as players from the team have donned shirts emblazoned with his character's painted visage.

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