New Jersey 3, Florida 2

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 16-13-0-1 6-5-0-1 10-8-0-0 W2
Florida 16-9-2-4 6-2-1-4 10-7-1-0 L3


Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur denied both Florida attempts as the New Jersey Devils rallied to their fourth win in five games with a 3-2 victory over the host Panthers on Tuesday.
Captain Zach Parise scored for his 12th point in nine contests, Elias also tallied and Kovalchuk notched a pair of assists for New Jersey, which rebound from a 2-0 deficit.
Kovalchuk opened the shootout by snapping the puck past Jose Theodore. After Brodeur stopped Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg, Elias ended the affair by beating Theodore with a snapshot through his legs.
Versteeg took advantage of a pair of turnovers to stake the Panthers to a 2-0 advantage before the Devils answered his second tally only 56 seconds later. Kovalchuk's centering feed found a cutting Elias, who directed the puck past Theodore.
Parise leveled the contest 7:40 into the third period. Defenseman Henrik Tallinder's rocket sailed wide of the net but the puck caromed to Parise, who directed it past Theodore for his 10th goal of the season.
Theodore turned aside 32 shots for Southeast Division-leading Florida, which matched a season high with its third consecutive loss.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Florida
Ilya Kovalchuk 2 Points Kris Versteeg 2
Patrik Elias 1 Goals Kris Versteeg 2
Ilya Kovalchuk 2 Assists Stephen Weiss 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Kris Versteeg 1
Martin Brodeur .923 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .941
Martin Brodeur 24 Saves Jose Theodore 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 34 3 0-4 1-1 11 30
Florida 26 2 0-1 4-4 17 31

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Panthers have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Devils have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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