Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning 10/30/19

New Jersey Devils (2-5-3 7pts) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (6-4-2 14pts)

 

Game Recap:

After another brief break and having four days off, the New Jersey Devils welcome in the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tonight’s game was a very high-scoring affair between both teams. In the first period, the Devils struck quickly at the 1:10 mark on the power play as Kyle Palmieri would score off a pass in front of the net from Wayne Simmonds. Tampa Bay shortly after would tie the game as Odrej Palat would receive a nice pass from Kevin Shattenkirk and fire the puck at the right circle to tie the game at 1-1. Before the end of the period, the Lightning with strike on the power play as Alex Killorn would score his second goal of the season. After the first period, the Lightning would lead 2-1 over the Devils.

The rest of the game proved it was an offensive affair to remember. New Jersey would tie and regain the lead as Jesper Bratt would score twice and Kyle Palmieri would add his second goal of the game. Tampa Bay would receive a goal from Brayden Point however, the New Jersey Devils would lead 4-3 over the Tampa Bay Lightning after two periods.

In the third period, the offense kept on coming from both teams. The Devils would add another early goal as defenseman Sami Vatanen would backhand his shot into the back of the net to give the Devils a 5-3 lead. However, Tampa Bay would rally to take a 6-5 lead on goals from Anthony Cirelli, Matthieu Joseph, & Ondrej Palat (second goal of the game). New Jersey was able to force overtime as Kyle Palmieri would add his third goal of the night for the hat trick as he tied the score up 6-6 with about eight seconds left in regulation. However, Tyler Johnson would end the game quickly in 3 on 3 overtime as he would score the game winner and helped defeat the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 7-6.

 

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

 

First Period Highlights

 

Second Period Highlights

 

Third Period Highlights

 

Overtime Highlight:

 

Final Stats     NJ-6     TBL-7

Shots:              42        23

Hits:                19        16

PP:                  1/5       1/1

Faceoffs:      59.3      40.7

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