January 15, 2002Lightning 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
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
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
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