New Jersey 3, Washington 2

Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 8-6-0-1 4-3-0-1 4-3-0-0 W1
Washington 10-4-0-1 6-1-0-1 4-3-0-0 L1


David Clarkson scored the shootout winner in the fourth round as the visiting New Jersey Devils defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday to split the home-and-home series.
Zach Parise also converted for New Jersey in the shootout and Alex Ovechkin did the same for Washington.
New Jersey battled back to tie the game 2-2 with a pair of goals in the second period. Petr Sykora whipped a shot past Washington goalie Michal Neuvirth after a faceoff at 7:42. Ryan Carter later redirected Bryce Salvador’s pass into the net at 18:54.
The Devils killed five Washington power plays, one of which extended into overtime, improving to 24-for-24 the last seven games. The Caps were held without a shot for more than 12 minutes, starting with 5:45 left in the second.
The Caps took the lead 6:30 into the game when Troy Brouwer swiped a pass by Adam Henrique and went in alone to beat Devils goalie Johan Hedberg. John Carlson’s blast from the right point went in off Jason Chimera’s leg to make it 2-0 at 16:10 of the first.
Ovechkin, still without a goal at home this season, had a season-high 11 hits.
With blue-liners Mike Green and John Erskine out injured, forward Brooks Laich played on defense. Laich has shown his versatility before, playing a few shifts back there.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Washington
Ryan Carter 1 Points Troy Brouwer 1
Ryan Carter 1 Goals Troy Brouwer 1
Patrik Elias 1 Assists John Carlson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Johan Hedberg .882 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .895
Johan Hedberg 15 Saves Michal Neuvirth 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 19 3 0-5 5-5 10 33
Washington 17 2 0-5 5-5 10 35

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Capitals have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Devils have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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