February 07, 2006Game 56: Devils Defeat Lightning 7-4
The New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-4 in New
Jersey on Tuesday, February 7, 2006.
Patrik Elias beat John Grahame 2:27 into the first period to give
New Jersey an early 1-0 lead. Scott Gomez and Paul Martin assisted on
Elias' sixth goal of the season.
1:18 after Elias' goal, John Madden scored to increase the Devils
lead to two goals. Jamie Langenbrunner and Jay Pandolfo assisted on
Madden's 10th goal of the season.
Scott Gomez gave the Devils a 3-0 lead with his 20th goal of the
season at 8:40 of the first period. Brian Gionta and Paul Partin
assisted on Gomez's goal.
Evgeny Artyukhin beat Martin Brodeur on a power-play with just 48
seconds remaining in the first period.
The first period ended with the Devils leading the Lightning,
3-1. The Devils outshot the Lightning 11-9 in the period.
Jamie Langenbrunner beat Sean Burke, who started the second
period in net for the Lightning, at 12:56 of the second period on a power-play
to give the Devils a 4-1 lead. Patrik Elias and Scott Gomez assisted on
Langenbrunner's 12th goal of the season.
Colin White increased the Devils lead with a goal at 15:27.
White's third goal of the season was assisted by Patrik Elias and Scott
Paul Martin Beat Burke at 17:50 of the second period on a
power-play to make it a 6-1 Devils lead. Colin White and Zach Parise
assisted on Martin's third goal of the season.
The Lightning outshot the Devils 12-8 in the second, but were
outscored 3-0 by the Devils in the period.
Darryl Sydor beat Brodeur 2:02 into the third period to cut the
Devils lead to 4 goals. Vincent Lecavalier scored on a power-play at
5:02 and short-handed at 13:51 to cut the Devils lead to 6-4.
Jamie Langenbrunner scored his second goal of the game at 14:17
to make it a 7-4 Devils lead. John Madden and Jay Pandolfo assisted on
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