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Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Killorn scored with 15.1 seconds left in the third period and Tampa Bay won 5-4 in a shootout over the New Jersey Devils to give new Lightning coach Jon Cooper a victory in his NHL debut on Friday night.
The Lightning pulled even at 4 when Killorn scored from the right circle. Teddy Purcell and Victor Hedman scored for Tampa Bay in the shootout.
Cooper was hired as the eighth coach in Lightning history Monday, one day after the team announced the firing of Guy Boucher. Cooper had been coaching Syracuse of the AHL, Tampa Bay's top minor league team.
Steven Stamkos scored his 24th and 25th goals this season and added an assist for the Lightning. Nate Thompson had the other Tampa Bay goal.
The Devils got goals from Andrei Loktionov, Tom Kostopoulos, Andy Greene and Ryan Carter.
After blowing a two-goal lead, Greene's power-play goal put the Devils up 3-2 with 6:02 left in the second. Carter's short-handed goal made it 4-2 at 2:39 of the third.
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TAMPA, Fla. Steve Yzermans bet on Jon Cooper is a safe one, certainly, but time will reveal whether its smart. If anything should be learned after the Tampa Bay Lightnings departure from the Guy Boucher era, its that caution can never be in short supply.
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Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson faces a hearing Saturday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety for an incident that occurred during Friday night's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Illegal Check to the Head. However, the Department...
Game time: 7:30 p.m. ETTV: Sun Sports
If Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was attempting to spark his underachieving club with a bold coaching change, the plan has gotten off to a solid start.
New coach Jon Cooper is setting the bar pretty high, too, and seems more than prepared for the job as he makes his debut Friday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils...
While Guy Boucher was the sacrificial lamb, Ken Campbell thinks the woes of the Tampa Bay Lightning should be placed squarely on the shoulders of general manager Steve Yzerman:
Aside from getting lucky on a gamble with 41-year-old Dwayne Roloson two years ago, Yzerman was never able to solve the Lightning’s goaltending woes. Mike Smith became one of the best goaltenders in...
The New Jersey Devils coming into tonights game have won 8 of the last 9 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road and were looking for a big win to help gain ground in the playoff seeding.
Jon Cooper was also making his NHL coaching debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in tonights game.
Bryce Salvador and Alexei Ponikarovsky both returned from injuries.
The last time the New Jersey Devils visited the Florida Panthers, they eliminated them from the opening round of the playoffs in dramatic fashion.
The dramatics went against the Devils their last time out.
New Jersey attempts to avoid another three-game slide Saturday night and beat the league-worst Panthers for the second time in a week.
Adam Henrique scored early in the second...