New Jersey 4, Carolina 2

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 0-2-1-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-1-0 L3
New Jersey 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 W1


Ilya Kovalchuk snapped a tie just over six minutes into the third period and captain Zach Parise scored twice as the New Jersey Devils skated to their first win of the season with a 4-2 home triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday afternoon.

Johan Hedberg turned aside 24 shots and defenseman Mark Fayne also scored for New Jersey, which rebounded from Saturday's 3-0 season-opening loss to the rival Philadelphia Flyers.

With the game tied at 2-2, Kovalchuk accepted a backhanded centering feed from Jacob Josefson and wristed a shot that Cam Ward denied with his left pad. The Russian collected his own rebound and lifted the puck past the prone netminder for his first goal of the season just 6:06 into the third period.

Parise added an empty-net goal for his 12th career tally versus Carolina.

Nick Palmieri and Kovalchuk collected a pair of assists for the Devils, who handed coach Peter DeBoer his first victory as the team's coach.

Chad LaRose and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored second-period goals for Carolina, which remained winless on the young season after recording just one point in a pair of losses to Southeast Division rivals Tampa Bay and Washington.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   New Jersey
Bryan Allen 2 Points Ilya Kovalchuk 3
Chad Larose 1 Goals Zach Parise 2
Bryan Allen 2 Assists Ilya Kovalchuk 2
N/A Power Play Goals Zach Parise 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .880 Save Percentage Johan Hedberg .923
Cam Ward 22 Saves Johan Hedberg 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 26 2 0-5 4-5 14 31
New Jersey 26 4 1-5 5-5 14 31

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Devils have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Boston. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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