New Jersey vs Tampa Bay Recap - Devils Win 5-4
The Devils beat Tampa Bay 5-4 on Monday, earning a victory backstopped by Johan Hedberg's 32 saves.
Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as +105 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
New Jersey got goals from Petr Sykora, Dainius Zubrus, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, and Adam Henrique in the victory. Sykora opened the scoring at 0:28 of the first period.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 32-save effort for the Devils.
Steven Stamkos (2), Steve Downie, and Blair Jones scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 9 of 12 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-3, while the Lightning were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 36-22.
New Jersey heads into a battle against the Panthers. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Calgary.