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January 15, 2002
Lightning Defeat Devils 5-4 in Overtime
    The New Jersey Devils were defeated at home by the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime, 5-4, on Tuesday, January 15, 2002.
    Christian Berglund got his first NHL goal at 1:30 of the first period to give the Devils an early 1-0 lead.   Jason Arnott an Petr Sykora got assists on the goal.
    Zdeno Ciger put Tampa Bay on the board at 5:47 to tie the game, 1-1.
    Martin St. Louis gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead at 17:34 on the power-play.
    The first period ended with the Lightning leading the Devils 2-1.   The Devils outshot the Lightning 10-8 in the period.
    John Madden tied the game just 38 seconds into the second period to tie the game, 2-2.   Madden's 7th goal of the season was assisted by Christian Berglund and Scott Stevens.
    Zdeno Ciger got his second goal of the game, just 22 seconds after Madden's goal to restore Tampa's lead.   Vincent Lecavalier scored for the Lightning on the power-play, just 31 seconds after that goal giving the Lightning a 4-2 lead.
    Petr Sykora got his 13th goal of the season on the power-play at 4:22 of the second period to get the Devils back within one goal of Tampa Bay.   Sykora's goal was assisted by Scott Gomez and Jason Arnott.
    The second period ended with the Lightning leading the Devils 4-3.   The Devils outshot the Lightning 9-5 in the period.
    Patrik Elias got the game tied, 4-4, at 7:59 of the third period by beating Nikolai Khabibulin who took over the goaltending from Kevin Weekes at the start of the third period.   Elias's 18th goal of the season was assisted by Scott Gomez and Sergei Nemchinov.
    Regulation time ended with the Devils and Lightning tied, 4-4.   The Devils outshot the Lightning, 20-3 in the third period.
    Zdeno Ciger scored the overtime winning goal 1:25 into the overtime period.   The goal was Ciger's third goal of the game, so he recorded his first NHL hat trick.   The Lightning won the game, but was outshot 40-17 in the game.
    Scott Stevens played in his 800th career game as a Devil tonight.

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