New Jersey 3, Anaheim 2

Friday, February 17, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 24-24-4-6 15-13-2-0 9-11-2-6 L1
New Jersey 33-20-1-3 16-10-0-3 17-10-1-0 W2


DEVILS 3, DUCKS 2 (SO): Patrik Elias scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout as New Jersey defeated Anaheim for the 11th time in 12 meetings at home.

Rookie Adam Henrique and Alexei Ponikarovsky tallied in regulation while Martin Brodeur made 36 saves for the Devils, who improved to 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests.

With the shootout even at 1-1 after one round, Corey Perry missed the chance to put Anaheim ahead when his shot in the second round hit the post. Elias beat Jonas Hiller with a wrist shot on New Jersey's third try, and Brodeur denied Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf to seal the win.

After a scoreless first period, Henrique scored from the high slot 1:25 into the second for a 1-0 lead. Ponikarovsky doubled the advantage midway through the session when he converted a pass from Dainius Zubrus following a turnover.

Perry halved the deficit with less than four minutes remaining with his sixth goal in four games. Defenseman Sheldon Brookbank knotted the contest with 2:13 to play in the third, beating Brodeur from the inner edge of the right faceoff circle for his first goal since March 31, 2009.

Getzlaf believed he won the game 70 seconds into overtime, but his goal was waved off following a video review as he was ruled to have kicked the puck into the net from the doorstep.

Hiller stopped 25 shots for Anaheim, which is 4-0-2 on its eight-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Perry is in the midst of a four-game goal-scoring streak. ... The Ducks have earned at least one point in 18 of their last 20 contests (14-2-4). ... New Jersey improved to 4-1-2 in its last seven home games. ... Teemu Selanne remained tied with Brendan Shanahan for 12th place on the all-time list with 656 career goals. He also still needs two points to pull even with Luc Robitaille (1,394) for 20th in league history.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   New Jersey
Sheldon Brookbank 1 Points Adam Henrique 1
Sheldon Brookbank 1 Goals Adam Henrique 1
Jason Blake 1 Assists Ilya Kovalchuk 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .926 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .947
Jonas Hiller 25 Saves Martin Brodeur 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 38 2 0-3 1-1 7 22
New Jersey 27 3 0-1 3-3 11 29

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Devils have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Ducks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .353 after a loss.
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