New Jersey 4, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 10-7-0-1 4-3-0-1 6-4-0-0 W2
Tampa Bay 9-8-0-2 6-2-0-0 3-6-0-2 L1

Recap

David Clarkson and Ryan Carter each notched a goal and an assist as the visiting New Jersey Devils built a three-goal lead and held on for a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Elias also scored as the Devils snapped the Lightning’s six-game home winning streak. Carter was playing in his 200th career game.

Ryan Shannon had a goal - his first with Tampa Bay - and an assist on Martin St. Louis’ tally in the third period to bring the Lightning within 3-2. Carter added an unassisted goal with 2:03 left.

After a scoreless first period, the Devils took control with two power-play goals and another that was scored one second after they were shorthanded for a 3-0 lead after two periods.

Zubrus capitalized on a Lightning turnover while they were on the power play, zipping a shot past Tampa Bay goalie Dwayne Roloson at 1:09 - just after Elias had escaped the penalty box.

Elias scored at 6:05 after a nifty pass by Clarkson, 14 seconds after Devils’ defenseman Anton Volchenkov had left the box to set up a 5-on-4 advantage.

Clarkson poked home a rebound on the power play at 17:44. The Devils have four power-play goals in their last three games after going 0-for-19 the previous five.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Tampa Bay
Ryan Carter 2 Points Ryan Shannon 2
Ryan Carter 1 Goals Ryan Shannon 1
Ryan Carter 1 Assists Ryan Shannon 1
David Clarkson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .913 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .833
Martin Brodeur 21 Saves Dwayne Roloson 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 24 4 2-8 6-6 12 30
Tampa Bay 23 2 0-6 6-8 16 32

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto . The Lightning have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Devils have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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