The New Jersey Devils won again tonight. They defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning at home by a score of 4-2. It was a 2-1 game until late in the third period when the Devils scored two power play goals to clinch the victory. Andy Greene and Patrik Elias scored 14 second apart to put the Devils up 4-1.
Ilya Kovalchuk put the Devils in front 2-1 with a shorthanded goal late in the second period. It was his third goal of the season. Adam Henrique opened the scoring with his third goal of the season early in the second period.
Nate Thompson and Matt Carle had the Lightning goals. The Devils outshot the Lightning 27-19. The Devils improved to 6-1-3 while the Lightning fell to 6-4. The team will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon at the Rock.
The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers last night in Brooklyn by a 92-83 score last night. The backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson failed to show up again as they combined for 26 points on nine field goals made. You really have to wonder when these two are ever going to show up this season.
Brook Lopez had a monster game with 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Nets. He added three blocks as well. The team got nothing from the bench as they managed 14 points. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 21 points and Steve Nash had 17.
This was the Nets first loss against a team with a record under .500. The Nets dropped to 28-20 on the season while the Lakers improved to 23-26. The Nets will be in Detroit tonight to take on the Pistons.