New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 23-16-1-1 11-7-0-1 12-9-1-0 W2
Pittsburgh 21-15-2-2 11-6-2-0 10-9-0-2 L4

Recap

Ilya Kovalchuk and rookie Adam Henrique collected a goal and an assist apiece as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time in eight days with a 3-1 road triumph on Saturday.

With the victory, the Devils (48 points) moved past the Penguins (46 points) for third place in the Atlantic Division.

Dainius Zubrus provided insurance with a power-play goal 1:28 into the third period. Zubrus netted his 12th of the season after finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play with Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias.

The Devils scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead. There was confusion on the first goal as netminder Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Henrique on a shorthanded breakaway. Henrique, however, grabbed the puck and put it in the net before Fleury could cover it. It was originally called a no-goal, but Henrique was later credited with his 12th of the season.

Kovalchuk scored his 15th goal of the campaign at 11:23 off a blast from the point. Captain Zach Parise assisted on both goals in the second period.

Evgeni Malkin scored his 16th goal of the season - and first in seven games - at 4:48 of the first period for the Penguins, who lost their fourth straight game.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Pittsburgh
Adam Henrique 2 Points Evgeni Malkin 1
Adam Henrique 1 Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
Zach Parise 2 Assists Chris Kunitz 1
Dainius Zubrus 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Adam Henrique 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .976 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .889
Martin Brodeur 41 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 27 3 1-1 2-2 6 21
Pittsburgh 42 1 0-2 0-1 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Penguins have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Calgary . The Devils have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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