Final - OT
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Fading Lightning visit playoff-bound Devils

Mar 7, 2008 - 1:50 PM Tampa Bay (26-34-7) at New Jersey (38-23-6) 7:00 pm EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) - The New Jersey Devils are headed to the Eastern Conference playoffs. All the Tampa Bay Lightning can hope to do is not finish last.

The Lightning, who travel to Newark on Friday, have only one win in their last nine games and have dropped three straight, including a 3-2 loss at Philadelphia in the first of a three-game road trip.

Tampa Bay is 2-7-1 in its last 10 games and 10-17-5 on the road, where they have lost four consecutive games.

The Devils meanwhile, are one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens for the Eastern Conference lead.

New Jersey is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games and is coming off a 4-1 road win over Toronto, which ended a three-game losing streak.

New Jersey has won two of the three games in the season series, which concludes with Friday's game.

Left wing Jay Pandolfo and right wing Brian Gionta each have three goals against the Lightning.

Martin Brodeur has been in goal for all three games against Tampa Bay, posting a 2-1-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average. For the season, Brodeur is 36-21-5 with a 2.15 GAA.

Vincent Lecavalier has four goals for the Lightning this season against the Devils. Goaltender Johan Holmqvist has started in each game for Tampa Bay with a 1-2-0 record and a 3.15 GAA against New Jersey.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 1 0 0 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 0 1 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 28 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 12:16
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) MICHEL OUELLET 12 (DAN BOYLE, ALEXANDRE PICARD)
    17:30
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 18 (U

    Mar 7 9:37 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 1
    NEW JERSEY 2
    OT: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 18 (SHELDON BROOKBANK) 4:02

    Lightning 1, Devils 2  End of OTMar 7 9:36 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 67 roots (Overtime)

    Lightning 1, Devils 1  OT - 4:55Mar 7 9:30 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 1 0 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 0 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 28 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 12:16
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) MICHEL OUELLET 12 (DAN BOYLE, ALEXANDRE PICARD)
    17:30
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- ---

    Mar 7 9:28 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 72 roots (Close Finish)

    Lightning 1, Devils 1  3rd - 2:30Mar 7 9:25 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 1 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 28 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 12:16
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) MICHEL OUELLET 12 (DAN BOYLE, ALEXANDRE PICARD)
    17:30
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAM 7

    Mar 7 8:34 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 1
    NEW JERSEY 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) MICHEL OUELLET 12 (DAN BOYLE, ALEXANDRE PICARD)
    17:30

    Lightning 1, Devils 1  2nd - 2:30Mar 7 8:31 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 0
    NEW JERSEY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 28 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 12:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAM 7 7
    NJD 7 7
    GOALIES: TAM - KARRI RAMO
    NJD -

    Mar 7 7:41 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 0
    NEW JERSEY 1
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 28 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 12:16

    Lightning 0, Devils 1  1st - 7:44Mar 7 7:30 PM