New Jersey vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 5-4

New Jersey vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 5-4

It came down to a shootout and Mathieu Garon foiled the opposition in a 5-4 victory for Tampa Bay over New Jersey Friday.

Tampa Bay won as a -120 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Victor Hedman clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Lightning. Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos (2), Nate Thompson, and Alex Killorn in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring at 8:00 of the second period.

Mathieu Garon turned in a 21-save effort for the Lightning.

Tom Kostopoulos, Andy Greene, Ryan Carter, and Andrei Loktionov scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

New Jersey got a 21-stop effort from Martin Brodeur in the loss.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-3, while the Devils were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Devils will aim to get back on the winning track at Florida.