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Carter helps Devils take down Lightning

Nov 20, 2011 - 8:18 AM
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Carter notched a goal and an assist, as the New Jersey Devils earned a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Dainius Zubrus, Patrik Elias and David Clarkson each had a second-period goal for the Devils, who got 21 saves from Martin Brodeur.

"It's still early but I think we are doing a lot of good things," said Clarkson. "I think when you work hard and do the little things, you'll be rewarded."

Martin St. Louis and Ryan Shannon both scored for the Lightning, who have dropped three of four.

Dwayne Roloson made 20 saves in defeat.

"It's frustrating," said Roloson. "I thought we played well for the whole game."

After a scoreless opening period, Zubrus gave the Devils a 1-0 lead early in the second with a short-handed wrister.

Less than five minutes later, Elias deked Roloson and buried a close backhand for a power play tally and a 2-0 lead.

Later in the second, Clarkson struck on the power play for his seventh goal of the season, giving the Devils a 3-0 advantage.

But St Louis initiated a third-period rally, making it a 3-1 game with a wrister past Brodeur at the 8:24 mark.

Shannon went short-side to make it 3-2 midway through the period, but Carter scored off of a Roloson turnover with 2:03 remaining to halt the charge and seal the Devils' victory.

"It's my error and it cost us the game," said Roloson of the turnover.

Game Notes

This was the first of four meetings between the teams this season...Elias is now just four goals away from tying John McLean's club record of 347...Clarkson has goals in three straight games.








  • NEW JERSEY: 4
    TAMPA BAY: 2
    Final

    Nov 19 9:49 PM


  • NEW JERSEY: 4
    TAMPA BAY: 2
    Final

    Nov 19 9:46 PM


  • New Jersey Goal - Ryan Carter (2), at 17:57.

    Devils 4, Lightning 2  3rd - 2:03Nov 19 9:45 PM
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    Devils 3, Lightning 2  3rd - 5:35Nov 19 9:41 PM


  • Tampa Bay Goal - Ryan Shannon, from Steve Downie at 9:54.

    Devils 3, Lightning 2  3rd - 10:06Nov 19 9:37 PM
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    Devils 3, Lightning 2  3rd - 10:06Nov 19 9:37 PM


  • Tampa Bay Goal - Martin St. Louis (5), from Ryan Shannon at 8:24.

    Devils 3, Lightning 1  3rd - 11:36Nov 19 9:34 PM


  • NEW JERSEY: 3
    TAMPA BAY: 0
    End of 2nd

    Nov 19 8:39 PM


  • New Jersey Power-Play Goal - David Clarkson (7), from Adam Henrique at 17:44.

    Devils 3, Lightning 0  2nd - 2:16Nov 19 8:35 PM
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    Devils 2, Lightning 0  2nd - 12:05Nov 19 8:15 PM


  • New Jersey Goal - Patrik Elias, from David Clarkson at 6:05.

    Devils 2, Lightning 0  2nd - 13:55Nov 19 8:10 PM


  • New Jersey Short-Handed Goal - Dainius Zubrus (5), at 1:09.

    Devils 1, Lightning 0  2nd - 18:51Nov 19 8:02 PM


  • NEW JERSEY: 0
    TAMPA BAY: 0
    End of 1st

    Nov 19 7:43 PM


  • NEW JERSEY: 0
    TAMPA BAY: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Nov 19 7:17 PM
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