facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 4 (SO)

March 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- Goals by Teddy Purcell and Victor Hedman brought a quick end to the shootout Friday and gave Tampa Bay a 5-4 victory over New Jersey.

Mathieu Garon stopped both the New Jersey attempts in the shootout to give Jon Cooper a win in his debut as Tampa Bay coach.

The Lightning twice overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime with Steven Stamkos scoring twice and running his season total to 25.

Ryan Carter scored shorthanded for the Devils 2:39 into the third period to give his team a 4-2 lead, but Stamkos brought the Lightning within one with 12:49 to play and Alex Killorn tied it with just 16 seconds to go in regulation when he put a slap shot past Martin Brodeur.

Brodeur then allowed the two quick goals in the shootout while Garon was perfect in the net. Brodeur took the loss while making 21 saves. Garon also stopped 21 shots.

Cooper took over the Lightning after Guy Boucher was fired earlier this week. Cooper had been coaching the Tampa Bay minor league team in Syracuse.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
UPI Sports Results for August 22, 2014
2
UPI Sports Schedule for Saturday, August 23
3
Yankees retire Torre's No. 6
4
Done! Love headed to Cavs, Wiggins and Young to Wolves
5
Cavs sign Powell
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback