New Jersey 3, Nashville 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 3-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 W3
Nashville 2-1-0-1 0-1-0-1 2-0-0-0 L2

Recap


Ilya Kovalchuk and captain Zach Parise scored in the shootout and Johan Hedberg turned aside 29 shots as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 road victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
 
Kovalchuk also scored on a 5-on-3 power play just one minute into the third period and David Clarkson leveled the contest nearly seven minutes later for New Jersey, which posted its third straight win.
 
In the extra session, Kovalchuk lifted a shot past Pekka Rinne and Parise used a pair of fakes before beating the Finnish netminder. Needing to score to extend the shootout, Matt Halischuk hit the post.
 
Hedberg stopped Sergei Kostitsyn on a penalty shot in the first period. He was playing in place of future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, who suffered a shoulder injury in the first period of Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
 
Colin Wilson netted his second goal in as many games, Jerred Smithson scored 91 seconds later and Rinne turned aside 39 shots as Nashville lost its second straight at home.
 
Nashville jumped out early as Wilson redirected Kostitsyn's bid in the slot and Jordin Tootoo alertly found Smithson at the back door, who tapped the puck into the open net.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Nashville
David Clarkson 1 Points Jerred Smithson 1
David Clarkson 1 Goals Jerred Smithson 1
Patrik Elias 1 Assists Kevin Klein 1
Ilya Kovalchuk 1 Power Play Goals Colin Wilson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Johan Hedberg .935 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .951
Johan Hedberg 29 Saves Pekka Rinne 39

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 41 3 1-5 2-3 16 30
Nashville 31 2 1-3 4-5 21 37

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Predators have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against San Jose . The Devils have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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