NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at New Jersey
(Friday, January 9th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 1
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Fredrik Modin collected a goal and an assist to lead Tampa Bay over New Jersey, 4-1, at the Meadowlands.
Martin St. Louis, Cory Stillman and Dave Andreychuk also lit the lamp for the Lightning, who have won three of their last four (3-1-0). Tampa Bay improved to 16-0 this season when they score three or more goals in a game.
Scott Gomez scored the lone goal for the Devils, who fell to 1-4-1 in their last six games. The Devils played without captain Scott Stevens, who missed with the flu.
The game was tied at 1-1 after two periods of play, but the Lightning netted three unanswered goals in the third for the victory.
Stillman broke the tie only 1:22 into the third period when he jumped on a rebound in front of the net and lifted it over Martin Brodeur.
Then at 6:38, Andreychuk's seventh of the season from close range extended the Tampa Bay edge to 3-1.
Only nine seconds later, Modin placed the puck over Brodeur's shoulder for the game's final goal.
Brodeur made 33 saves for the Devils, while John Grahame stopped 18 shots in his second of back-to-back starts.
Gomez gave Jersey an early lead just 1:28 into the game with a wrister from the slot.
But, with just a minute to play in the stanza, St. Louis knotted the game at 1-1 for Tampa Bay with a shorthanded goal.
Tampa Bay outshot New Jersey, 9-5, in a scoreless second period.
Before the game, New Jersey honored former defenseman Ken Daneyko. Daneyko, who built a reputation as a pure warrior, retired as an active player July 11 after appearing in 1,283 career regular-season National Hockey League games -- all with New Jersey. His games-played total is the most in team history and fourth overall among NHL players who have spent their entire careers with one team...It was first time all season that Grahame made two straight starts...New Jersey was 0-for-4 on the power play, while Tampa Bay failed to score with two chances on the man advantage.
01/10 01:27:01 ET