November 19, 2005Game 20: Senators Beat Devils 5-4; Late Rally Fails
The New Jersey Devils lost 5-4 to the Senators in Ottawa on
Saturday, November 19. The Devils rallied late, with lots of exciting
play and many good chances in the final minutes, but were unable to tie the
game before regulation time ran out.
Just 57 seconds into the first period the Senators took an early
1-0 lead when Mike Fisher beat Martin Brodeur.
Barry Tallackson tied the game with his first NHL goal, beating
Senators netminder Ray Emery at 3:01. Darren Langdon and Erik Rassmussen
assisted on the goal.
Chris Neil beat Brodeur with a power-play goal with just 1:03
remaining in the first period.
The first period ended with the Senators leading the Devils,
2-1. The Senators outshot the Devils 19-7 in the period.
Brian Gionta tied the game with his 13th goal of the season on a
power-play at 6:25 of the second period. Scott Gomez and Barry
Tallackson assisted on the goal.
53 seconds after Gionta's goal, Jason Spezza regained the lead
for Ottawa, beating Brodeur at 7:18. Brian McGrattan scored at 13:31
to increase the Sens lead.
The Senators outshot the Devils 15-11 in the second period, which
ended with the Senators leading 4-2.
Mike Fisher scored his second goal of the game at 11:22 of the
third period to increase the Senators lead to 3 goals.
John Madden lifted the puck over Emery and into the net at 13:44
to get the Devils back within 2 goals of the Senators. Madden's fourth
goal of the season was unassisted.
Grant Marshall made it a one-goal game with a 5 on 3 power-play
goal with just 1:44 remaining in regulation time. Marshall's third goal
of the season was assisted by Paul Martin and Scott Gomez.
Regulation time ended with the Senators winning, 5-4. The
Devils outshot the Senators 11-8 in the third period, but were outshot 42-29 in
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