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February 26, 2012
Game 61: Lightning Beat Devils 4-3

    The New Jersey Devils were defeated 4-3 at home by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

    Alexei Ponikarovsky got the Devils on the board first with a goal that beat Mathieu Garon at 12:07 of the first period.   Ponikarovsky's 12th goal of the season was unassisted.

    Marek Zidlicky got himself on the scoresheet in his first game as a Devil by being assessed the first penalty of the game (holding) at 13:04 of the first period.

    Martin St. Louis tied the game by beating Martin Brodeur at 6:39 of the second period.   He added a power-play goal at 14:55 to give Tampa a 2-1 lead.

    Petr Sykora tied the game at 2:28 of the third period.   Steve Bernier and Dainius Zubrus assisted on Sykora's 15th goal of the season.

    A goal from Matt Gilroy made it 3-2 Tampa at 3:09.   Martin St. Louis completed a hat trick at 10:18.

    Zach Parise got the Devils within one goal at 17:25 on a power-play.   Parise's 23rd goal of the season was assisted by Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias.

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