The Tampa Bay Lightning deserved better, but learned a tough lesson against the veteran-laden New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. A buzzer-beating score enabled the Devils to tie the game and eventually win it in the Lightning's albatrossùthe shootout, spoiling Tampa Bay's home opener. It was a game of missed chances for the Bolts as they created the symphony that was not music to their offense, clanking several shots of the posts of Martin Brodeur throughout the contest. The Lightning were downright dominant in the second period of this game, outshooting the Devils 25-9. The 25 shots tied a team record for shots in a period. Had those pesky posts not gotten in the way, they would have broken the record and the game wide openùbut that's hockey, folks. While the loss was tough, you have ...
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