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October 08, 2009
Game 3: Devils Defeat Lightning 4-3 in Shootout

    The New Jersey Devils got their first points of the season with a 4-3 shootout win in Tampa Bay over the Lightning on Thursday, October 8, 2009.

    Zach Parise gave the Devils an early 1-0 lead with a power-play goal that beat Mike Smith at 4:46 of the first period.   Travis Zajac and Paul Martin assisted on Parise's first goal of the season.

    The Devils outshot the Lightning 12-7 in the first period, which ended with New Jersey leading 1-0.

    Steve Stamkos beat Martin Brodeur with a wrist shot at 9:49 of the second period to tie the game, 1-1.     A goal from Jay Pandolfo at 18:09 gave New Jersey a 2-1 lead.   Pandolfo's first goal of the season was assisted by David Clarkson and Rob Niedermayer.

    The Lightning outshot the Devils 25-9 in the second period, but the Devils led 2-1 after 40 minutes of game time.

    Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the game at 1:52 of the third period, on a power-play.   Todd Fedoruk scored at 5:41 to give the Lightning their first lead of the game.

    With just 1 second remaining in regulation time, Travis Zajac scored to send the game to overtime.   Zajac's second goal of the season was assisted by Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner.

    The Lightning outshot the Devils 9-6 in the third period.   Neither team scored in the overtime period, forcing a shootout.

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