Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 4

Friday, March 29, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 15-11-2-6 10-5-1-1 5-6-1-5 L2
Tampa Bay 15-18-0-1 10-7-0-1 5-11-0-0 W2


Lightning 5, Devils 4 (SO): Alex Killorn tied the game with 15.1 seconds left in the third period and Teddy Purcell and Victor Hedman converted in the shootout as host Tampa Bay gave Jon Cooper a victory in his NHL coaching debut.

Steven Stamkos scored twice and set up the tying goal with a nifty cross-ice pass to Killorn, who swept a low shot into the right corner of the net. Nate Thompson also recorded a goal for the Lightning and goalie Mathieu Garon stopped both Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias in the shootout after making 21 saves.
Defenseman Andy Greene had a goal and an assist for the Devils and Martin Brodeur stopped 21 shots. Ryan Carter, Andrei Loktionov and Tom Kostopoulos also scored for New Jersey, which dropped to 2-6 in shootouts.

Loktionov opened the scoring 5:50 into the second period and Kostopoulos doubled the advantage 51 seconds later on a penalty shot, scoring for the first time in more than 13 months. Stamkos batted in his own rebound eight minutes into the session and Thompson split two defenders to get to the puck before putting it past Brodeur at 10:26 to tie it.

Greene gave New Jersey a 3-2 lead with 6:02 left in the period, when his high shot from the top of the left faceoff circle got behind a screened Garon during a power play. Carter intercepted a Stamkos pass and scored New Jersey’s league-leading ninth short-handed goal 2:39 into the third for a 4-2 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: D Andrej Sustr made his NHL debut for the Lightning. The 6-8 Czech registered one shot and blocked another in 13:07 of ice time. … RW Matt D’Agostini notched a pair of assists for his first two points with New Jersey. … Cooper was 133-62-26 in the American Hockey League over the last three regular seasons and 17-7 in the playoffs.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Tampa Bay
Andy Greene 2 Points Steven Stamkos 3
Andy Greene 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Matt D'Agostini 2 Assists Steven Stamkos 1
Andy Greene 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Ryan Carter 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .840 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .840
Martin Brodeur 21 Saves Mathieu Garon 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 25 4 1-5 3-3 11 26
Tampa Bay 25 5 0-3 4-5 15 28

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Florida. The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Devils have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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