NHL Game Night: 3-29-13 Devils at Lightning

Jon Cooper knows the way to the pay window.

NJ-4
TB-5 (SO)

Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 25 shots, but was 2 for 2 in the PS session for the victory. He was pretty dreadful tonight, but the Lightning picked him up.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
05:50 NJ Loktionov (7), (D'Agostini, Greene)
06:41 NJ Kostopoulos (1), (unassisted)(PS)
08:00 TB Stamkos (24), (St. Louis, Aulie)
10:26 TB Thompson (7), (Panik, Gudas)
13:58 NJ Greene (3), (D'Agostini, Zidlicky)(PP)

Third Period
02:39 NJ Carter (4), (unassisted)(SH)
07:11 TB Stamkos (25), (Killorn)
19:44 TB Killorn (5), (Stamkos, Carle)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
NJ- NONE
TB- Purcell, Hedman

Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn were the game's first and third stars. Coach Cooper saw just what a special player he inherits in Stamkos tonight. Everytime the Lightning looked ready to implode, Stammer got a big goal, and then he had the cool assist on Killorn's game tying tally with the extra attacker.

Love that the effort level is back from the entire team.

Killorn had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +2 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 20:52.

Andrej Sustr had 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 13:07 in his NHL debut. High praise for a rookie defenseman: I didn't notice him.

Tyler Johnson had 1 hit and was 67% on draws in 14:26.

Richard Panik had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot in 12:25.

Ondrej Palat was +1 with 3 hits in 12:52.

Radko Gudas had a helper and was +1 with 7 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 6 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:23. Pretty standard for Radko's office hours.

Cory Conacher was +1 with 3 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 8:22.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.