The New Jersey Devils got their offense going with a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. This recap asserts the Devils' dominance in the game, noted the Devils' big flaw on defense in this game, and many more observations about the win.
|- 1, Tampa Bay Goal - Ryan Malone (16), from Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman at 19:16. Penalties - Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay (Holding), 15:53.|
|- 2, New Jersey Short-Handed Goal - Dainius Zubrus (17), from Patrik Elias at 3:07. 3, Tampa Bay Goal - Ryan Malone (17), from Eric Brewer at 4:40. 4, New Jersey Goal - Jacob Josefson (2), from Ryan Carter and David Clarkson at 6:54. 5, Tampa Bay Goal - Ryan Malone (18), from Victor Hedman at 10:13. 6, New Jersey Goal - Ilya Kovalchuk (33), from Adam Henrique and Zach Parise at 13:26. 7, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Marek Zidlicky (2), from Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias at 14:37. Penalties - Andy Greene, New Jersey (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 2:15; Brian Lee, Tampa Bay (Holding the stick), 14:31.|
|- 8, New Jersey Goal - Alexei Ponikarovsky (13), from Bryce Salvador at 2:25. 9, New Jersey Goal - David Clarkson (29), from Alexei Ponikarovsky and Adam Henrique at 6:05. 10, Tampa Bay Goal - Trevor Smith (2), from Tim Wallace and Keith Aulie at 19:51. Penalties - David Clarkson, New Jersey (Hi-sticking), 9:33; Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay (Hooking), 10:21; Eric Brewer, Tampa Bay (Holding), 11:40; Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey (Hooking), 12:34.|