April 26, 2003Round 2 Game 2: Devils Beat Tampa, 3-2 in OT
The New Jersey Devils defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2 in
overtime at home on Saturday, April 26, 2003. The overtime was the first
of the playoffs for the Devils, who now have a 2-0 lead in the series over
Chris Dingman beat Martin Brodeur at 12:25 of the first period to
give the Lightning a 1-0 lead.
Though they thoroughly outplayed the Lightning in the first
period, the scoreboard did not reflect it. The first period ended with
Tampa Bay leading the New Jersey, 1-0. The Devils outshot the Lightning,
15-8 in the period.
Brian Rafalski beat Nikolai Khabibulin at 19:26 of the second
period, on a 5 on 3 power-play. Scott Gomez and Scott Niedermayer
assisted on Rafalski's 2nd goal of the playoffs.
Twelve seconds after Rafalski's goal, Martin St. Louis beat
The second period ended with the Lightning leading the Devils,
2-1. The Devils outshot the Lightning, 9-8 in the period.
Grant Marshall scored his first goal of the playoffs at 10:26 of
the third period. Scott Gomez and Scott Niedermayer assisted on the
Regulation time ended with the game tied, 2-2. The Devils
outshot Tampa 10-8 in the third period.
Just 2:09 into the first overtime period, Jamie Langenbrunner
shot the puck past Khabibulin to win the game for the Devils, 3-2. John
Madden and Brian Rafalski assisted on the game-winning goal.
Brian Rafalski returned to the lineup after missing game one of
the series with the flu.
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