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January 09, 2011
Game 42: BANG! Devils Defeat Lightning 6-3

    The New Jersey Devils started the second half of the 2010-2011 season with a bang, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 at the Prudential Center on Sunday, January 9, 2011.

    Teddy Purcell beat Martin Brodeur at 2:36 of the first period to give the Lightning an early 1-0 lead.

    David Clarkson evened the score with a goal that beat Dan Ellis at 5:55.   Clarkson's sixth goal of the season was assisted by Tim Sestito and Rod Pelley.

    Ryan Malone put Tampa back on top with a goal at 16:01.

    The first period ended with the Lightning leading the Devils 2-1.   Tampa Bay outshot the Devils 13-5 in the period.

    Neither teamed scored in the second period, in which the Lightning outshot the Devils 13-11.

    David Clarkson tied the game with his second goal of the game on a power-play at 4:14 of the third period.   Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias assisted on the goal.

    Jason Arnott beat Ellis at 7:52 to give the Devils their first lead of the game.   Arnott's 10th goal of the season was assisted by Henrik Tallinder and Vladimir Zharkov.

    A goal from Dainius Zubrus at 14:06 gave the Devils a 4-2 lead.   Zubrus' sixth goal of the season was assisted by Brian Rolston and Patrik Elias.

    Patrik Elias added an empty net goal at 18:45 to make it a 3 goal Devils lead.   Brian Rolston was credited with the only assist on Elias' ninth goal of the season.

    Dominic Moore scored for Tampa at 19:08, which sent Ellis back to the bench.

    Nick Palmieri scored his first career NHL goal (empty net) at 19:46 to make it a 6-3 Devils victory.   Ilya Kovalchuk and Martin Brodeur assisted on the goal.

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