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NEWARK, N. Bill Laimbeer Jersey .J. -- The New Jersey Devils took advantage of another late start by the Tampa Bay Lightning in wrapping a fruitful homestand.Adam Henrique and Damon Severson set each other up for first-period goals and the Devils beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Saturday night, ending a five-game losing streak against the Lightning.Cory Schneider had 32 saves following a rare night off and Devante Smith-Pelly got his first goal of the season, helping New Jersey rebound from an overtime loss to Chicago on Friday. Henrique scored his 100th career goal and New Jersey finished its homestand 3-0-1.One-hundred goals, its great, Henrique said. If you told me that years ago that I would have been there one day, who knows if I would have believed you or not, but it was nice to get that one.The Devils finally made an early lead stand. Coming into this game, they were 0-2-1 when scoring first, including a 3-2 loss Friday.In years past, dont know if we win this game or not, Schneider said. So it shows signs of some growth and some new faces and young guys in the lineup who will go through struggles, but they seem ahead of the curve here and learning quickly and thats great for our team.Tyler Johnson scored in the third period for Tampa Bay, which has lost two straight. Andrei Vasilevskiy had 20 saves and lost for the first time in three starts this year.Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said the team has played poorly in the opening period all season. It has three goals in eight games in the period.We knew this team, Stamkos said. I dont think they have lost a game at home. We knew that going in and we still didnt start the game right.New Jersey jumped ahead 3:57 into the first. Severson made a long stretch pass to Henrique near the Lightning blue line, and the center avoided a check entering the zone and broke in alone before beating Vasilevskiy with a snap shot.A little less than 10 minutes later, the two players combined again. The Lightning had trouble clearing the puck, and Henrique eventually got it between the circles and fired a shot on goal. Vasilevskiy stopped the shot, but Severson had come down from the point and tapped the rebound into an open net for a 2-0 lead.When the teams met earlier this season in Florida, the Lightning rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2.This time, the Devils didnt give it away. Schneider made two good saves on Stamkos and a couple on Vladislav Namestnikov to keep Tampa Bay off the board.Smith-Pelly made it 3-0 early in the second, tipping a pass from the corner by rookie Nick Lappin into the net. It was his first goal of the season and Lappins first NHL point in his second game.Johnson got the Lightning on the board 1:59 into the final period, beating Schneider in close off a great feed from the corner by Brayden Point.It was a perfect play from Pointer, Johnson said. It feels good to get it in, but I much rather get that win.Game notes New Jersey hadnt beaten Tampa Bay since Dec. 19, 2014, when it won 3-2 in a shootout. ... The Devils are 4-0-1 at home overall. ... F Cory Conacher, who was signed in July for a second stint with the Lightning, made his 2016 debut. He was traded to Ottawa for G Ben Bishop in 2013. He played in Switzerland last season. ... Sergey Kalinin of the Devils and Cedric Paquette of the Lightning had a strong fight 39 seconds into the second period. ... D Kyle Quincey got an assist on Smith-Pellys goal. It was his first point with New Jersey. ... Alex Killorn of Tampa Bay had a three-game goal streak snapped.UP NEXTLightning: Cross Hudson River to play Rangers in New York on Sunday night.Devils: Travel to Florida on Thursday night to start three-game road trip. Langston Galloway Jersey . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. Reggie Jackson Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. https:///...City-Edition-Jersey/ . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. ROME -- Now that Frank de Boer has been fired, Inter Milan fans are debating who was more responsible for the squads poor start to the season: the Dutch manager or the new Chinese owners.While De Boer never really showed a complete understanding of Italian football tactics in his 84 days in charge, more blame is being heaped on the retail giant Suning, which took control of 70 percent of Inter in June.Even an extraordinary coach cant do great things without the club. You cant control a football squad from Jakarta, Beijing or Nanjing, said Marco Tronchetti Provera, the CEO of Inters chief sponsor Pirelli and a big supporter of the team. Theres been a long line of mistakes. ... This is a problem that should have been resolved a while ago.De Boer was fired on Tuesday after producing only five wins, seven losses and two draws in 14 matches in all competitions -- leaving the club in 12th place in Serie A and also struggling in the Europa League. Many Inter fans had lost patience with the Dutchman and were calling for a change.De Boer was hired less than two weeks before the season began following the unexpected resignation of Roberto Mancini, who reportedly wanted more control over the transfer market and clashed with Suning.Players who thrived under Mancini struggled under De Boer.Felipe Melo has appeared in just two of 11 Serie A matches. Fellow midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia lost his place in the starting lineup after getting substituted 28 minutes into a 1-1 draw with Bologna because he wasnt listening to De Boers instructions.Gabriel Barbosa, the promising Brazilian forward known as Gabigol who Inter signed in late August amid great fanfare -- even though it was unclear if De Boer wanted him -- appeared for just 21 minutes against Bologna and hasnt played since.Mauro Icardi, the high-scoring Inter captain, was widely ridiculed by the clubs hardcore ultra fans after recounting a clash with the supporters in his recently published autobiography.The lone highlight of De Boers campaign was a 2-1 win over Juventus in September -- sandwiched in between embarrassing Europa League losses to Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Sparta Prague, matches in which Inter was outscored 5-1.Its too bad it ended like this, De Boer said on Twitter. This task required more time to move forward.Inters youth squad coach, Stefano Vecchi, was given temporary control of the senior team for Thursdays Europa League match at Southampton.Former Chievo Verona, Bologna and Lazio coach Stefano Pioli is the leading candidate to take over permanently for De Boer.Im sorry for De Boer. Im sorry for Pioli. Its the management that should be fired, Tweeted entertainner, comedian and Inter supporter Rosario Fiorello. Joe Dumars Pistons Jersey. .Inters next coach will become the teams ninth since Jose Mourinho led the club to a treble in 2010. The others were: Rafa Benitez, Leonardo, Gian Piero Gasperini, Claudio Ranieri, Andrea Stramaccioni, Walter Mazzarri, Mancini and De Boer.Of the bunch, De Boers term was the shortest, beating the 90 days that Gasperini -- who is now finding success at Atalanta -- was in charge in 2011. Ranieri, who led Leicester to the English Premier League title last season, also didnt last a full term as Gasperinis replacement.On social media, Inter supporters declared that the coaching changes highlight the incapability of the management and said De Boers sacking was a shame.An 18-time Serie A champion, Inter is 13 points behind Italian league leader Juventus and has 10 fewer points than at this stage last season, when it stood second and appeared to be a genuine challenger to Juventus.As a player, De Boer won the Champions League with Ajax. He also coached the Dutch club to four Eredivisie titles before resigning at the end of last season.De Boer had never played or coached in Italy before taking the Inter job.Former Serie A coach turned commentator Emiliano Mondonico suggested that De Boer deserved at least six months.He has a revolutionary idea of football that deserved time to be applied and assimilated by the players, Mondonico said. Unfortunately, the Italian mentality doesnt include patience.Mondonico added that Inter should have provided De Boer with an expert Italian guide, like when he assisted Sven-Goran Eriksson for the Swedes first season in Italy with Roma in 1984-85.(Then Roma president) Dino Viola made me his assistant to help him get settled in his new environment, Mondonico recounted. The president understood that Roma was a difficult place to control for anybody, so I tried to put the Swede in the best condition to coach in absolute tranquility.Suning decided to fire De Boer after Inter appeared thoroughly confused in a 1-0 loss at Sampdoria on Sunday.Generally, the only winning formula in football is a passionate owner who is close to the squad, exactly like (Silvio) Berlusconi with AC Milan or (Andrea) Agnelli at Juventus, Tronchetti Provera said.The Chinese owners moved well in the transfer market, but theyve got to rely on someone who knows Italian football well and give them full powers to control the squad, Tronchetti Provera said. Somebody you can really trust.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: www.twitter.com/asdampf ' ' ' 
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