Two teams coming off road losses 24 hours prior meet Friday night at the Prudential Center, where the New Jersey Devils host the St. Louis Blues.The Devils dropped a 5-2 decision to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, a game which will be best remembered for irate Montreal goaltender Carey Price pummeling New Jersey forward Kyle Palmieri following a goal-mouth collision late in the first period.Its a hockey play, Palmieri told the teams web site following the game. It is what it is. (Price) was protecting himself. It happens.Though the loss was only New Jerseys first in the past three games, the Devils have struggled the past three weeks. They are 3-8-3 in eleven games since bolting out to a 9-3-3 record to start the season.Thursday marked the eighth time in the last 10 games that the Devils allowed four goals or more, a major reason for their current woes. Goaltending and solid team defense was New Jerseys calling card a year ago, and early this season when the Devils surrendered more than three goals only twice in the first 16 games and held opponents to two or fewer ten times in the same stretch.Cory Schneider gave up five goals on a whopping 49 shots in Thursdays defeat. Keith Kinkaid will get the start in goal Friday when the Devils return home where they own an 8-0-2 mark at the Prudential Center, so far. New Jersey is the NHLs only club not to have lost a single game in regulation on home ice this season; and that 10-game run is the longest in franchise history without a defeat on home ice.Theres a lot we all can do better, Schneider said Thursday. At the same time, we need to regroup and face a good St. Louis team (Friday).Taylor Hall, who scored a goal and added an assist in Montreal, is set to appear in his 400th National Hockey League contest Friday night. In his first season with the Devils after spending the first six years of his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Hall is averaging better than a point per game (8 goals, 11 assists in 18 games), buoyed by seven points over his last three matches.New Jersey will host a Blues team that was defeated 3-2 by the surging New York Islanders in Brooklyn on Thursday. However, the Blues have lost only three times since Nov. 15, skating to an 8-2-1 record in their last 11 games.Robby Fabbri continued his recent strong play for the Blues by netting his sixth goal of the season, to go along with an assist, against the Islanders. Fabbri, who went 12 games without a goal to start the season, has recorded five points (2-3-5) in his last five games.We need more from our top-end guys, we cant keep relying on guys like Fabbri and (Jaden) Schwartz to carry the day, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said after losing to the Islanders. We need more from other people. Thats the bottom line.Fabbris goal Thursday was assisted by Vladimir Tarasenko, who now has 28 points on the season, tops on the Blues and tied for third-most in the NHL. Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Blues, tying the game, 2-2, in the second period. However, the Blues ultimately fell when New Yorks Anders Lee scored his second goal of the night midway through the third period to break the tie.We left the game to chance, said Brodziak. We didnt really do enough to gain control of the game. Theyre a good team thats playing well, playing with confidence. We have to find a way to gain control earlier in the game and not leave it 50-50 like that.Fridays meeting will be the first this season between the Blues and Devils, who will conclude their season series in a rematch next Thursday in St. Louis. Cheap Authentic Yeezys . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. 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TORONTO -- As the local Toronto media assembled around Steven Stamkos?Monday to bookend, once and for all, his offseason decision to stay in Tampa Bay and not to come and play for his hometown Maple Leafs, the real question mark for Stamkos team this season sat a few stalls down.The subject of this uncertainty wont generate nearly as many fireworks, nor fuel nearly as much season-long drama as last year, when the face of the franchise took until the 11th hour to decide that he was staying put in Tampa Bay. But it is nevertheless a major unresolved decision for the?Tampa Bay Lightning?organization. The difference this time around is that its not about a player making up his mind as much as it is?Ben Bishop waiting to find out from the Lightning what his future entails.The 29-year-old netminder got a clue at the NHL draft last June when a potential trade with the?Calgary Flames?fell through because he couldnt come to terms on a contract extension with the Flames (a stipulation his camp made, given that he had a no-move clause). Instead, the Flames traded for Brian Elliott, and Bishop, who is in the final year of his deal (at $5.95 million), remained with the Lightning. Its a bit awkward, perhaps, but its part of the business.Its one of those things that could have happened, but it fell through, Bishop said Monday, shrugging, when asked about the potential trade to Calgary. Being around long enough, you realize that sometimes there are going to be business decisions made. And if they dont work, they dont work, and theres nothing you can really do about it. You cant sit there and sulk or worry about it. You have to just go out there and keep playing. Im pretty fortunate to have a job with Tampa. Its a great team and a great place to play. So Im pretty happy about everything going on.Theres no question that the team showed its hand ahead of next Junes expansion draft before the new Las Vegas team enters the league, when clubs will only be able to protect one goalie -- not only in the attempted trade with Calgary, but also when it signed 22-year-old Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year, $10.5 million contract extension this past offseason.So what now?Lightning general manager?Steve Yzerman?has?the following options regarding Bishop, who will be a pending unrestricted free agent next summer:1) If a team makes a good enough offer ahead of the March 1 trade deadline, take the asset(s) it nets.2) Keep Bishop for the rest of the season for another, all-hands-on-deck run at the Stanley Cup. If he walks away for nothing in free agency, so be it. The cap space the Lightning would earn next July would still be valuable considering that?Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Jonathan Drouin all will need new deals.3) If Bishop plays out of his mind en route to a Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup championship, maybe the Lightning will try sign him after all.Yzerman met with Bishop in September. While Bishop on Monday said the content of that conversation will remain private, I suspect the message from Yzerman was that the Lightning still value very much what Bishop brings to the table and that while the GM cant give him any definite answers on how this is all going to play out, the only thing the veteran goalie can do is play his guts out and let the chips fall where they may.dddddddddddd Which is exactly what Bishop intends to do.As far as Im concerned, every door is still open, Bishop said. You have a great year, and you never know what can happen. Im not really thinking its going to happen just that way (getting traded). It could happen a couple of different ways.In the meantime, the Lightning will benefit from having both goalies for one more year -- particularly this season, which features a compressed schedule because of Septembers World Cup of Hockey and the new five-day bye week each team will get in the second half. Just like the Pittsburgh Penguins see value in keeping both Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray for one more season before they have to make a decision about them ahead of the expansion draft, having two No. 1 goalies during stretches when teams must play three games in four nights and/or five games in eight days will be a luxury. While other NHL teams will be forced to play true backup netminders more because of the compressed schedule, the Penguins and Lightning can roll out a No. 1 goalie every night.You look what happened in L.A., [with]?Jonathan Quick getting hurt, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Monday. Freak things like that happen. You need to have depth at all positions. I dont know if theres a more important position in sports, aside from the quarterback in football, than the goaltending position. So to have depth in that area like we do, you cherish it as long as you can.Now its up to the coach to figure out how to dole out those starts to two guys who want the net. Cooper was quoted recently suggesting something of a 50-30 games split between Bishop and the younger Vasilevsky.The one thing is, you got to get Vasilevsky more games [than last season]. Its whats best for our team and whats best for him, said Cooper. But you have to keep Bish engaged too, because hes a two-time Vezina finalist the last three years and hes a big reason we are where we are today. So theres a balance. But if you really think about it, you start getting into the crux of the season, youre playing 3-4 games a week, guys are getting in. I just want to find a way to have both guys play every week. Its my job to find a way to get them in, and thats whats going to happen.The best part of it all is that the two goalies have a terrific relationship by all accounts, the veteran serving as a mentor to the youngster.Hes a young kid, hes still kind of learning the ways, said Bishop. Im happy to help him. I think hes going to be a star in this league.His pupil clearly appreciates Bishops guidance. Im just watching him almost every day, practice days, game days, said Vasilevskiy. I just watch how he prepares before games, and how he recovers after the game. Hes just so professional.The future for both of them? Thats for another day.I dont think about it, said Vasilevskiy. Were just doing our jobs. Were just helping our team get points and win a Stanley Cup. Were good friends. 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