Stevens 'born to play hockey'

Updated: May 1, 2003, 11:43 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
For all their young talent, work ethic and resilience shown in this year's playoffs, the Lightning have fallen on the verge of elimination because they lack that dominant character who can single-handedly lift a team. During Wednesday night's 3-1 victory that gave New Jersey a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal series, that character was Devils captain Scott Stevens.