April 22, 2007R1 Game 6: Devils Advance to Round 2, Defeat Lightning 3-2
The New Jersey Devils beat the Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay on
Sunday, April 22, 2007. The win advances the Devils (winning the series
4 games to 2) to the second round of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Brian Gionta blasted the puck past Holmqvist on a power-play at
14:29 of the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. Patrik Elias
and Brian Rafalski assisted on Gionta's fouth goal of the playoffs.
The Lightning outshot the Devils 11-9 in the first period, but
the period ended with the Devils leading, 1-0.
Brian Rafalski scored a 5 on 3 power-play goal 1:21 into the
second period to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead. Patrik Elias and Scott
Gomez assisted on Rafalski's second goal of the post-season.
Brad Richards got Tampa on the board with a power-play goal at
New Jersey answered just 39 seconds later with an even-strength
goal from Gionta to regain the Devils two goal lead. Gionta's second
goal of the game was assisted by Patrik Elias and Scott Gomez.
Brad Richards scored his second goal of the game at 10:46 on a
power-play to get Tampa Bay back within one goal.
The second priod ended with the Devils leading the Lightning,
3-2. The Lightning outshot the Devils 13-10 in the period.
Neither team scored in the third period, Tampa outshot the Devils
10-7 in the third and 34-26 in the game.
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