New Jersey 4, Toronto 3

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 35-20-1-3 16-10-0-3 19-10-1-0 W4
Toronto 29-24-4-3 16-9-3-2 13-15-1-1 L2


DEVILS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 (OT): Mark Fayne's fluke goal at 1:18 of overtime lifted New Jersey past Toronto on Tuesday for its fourth consecutive victory.

Fayne was the unlikely hero, firing a shot from the blue line that appeared to be going wide of the goal. Toronto netminder Jonas Gustavsson tried to corral the puck but it deflected off the inside of his left pad and into the net, spoiling a spirited Maple Leafs comeback.

With Toronto pressing for the equalizer, Phil Kessel brought the Air Canada Centre fans out of their seats with 44 seconds left in regulation, slapping a quick shot from in close that deflected off the skate of a Devils defenseman and past New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur.

Toronto had a glorious chance to end the OT session moments before Fayne's game-winner, but Jake Gardiner rang his initial shot off the post and Kessel swatted a second attempt wide of the net.

Brodeur turned aside 29 shots to improve to 7-1-0 in February.

Petr Sykora, David Clarkson and former Maple Leafs forward Alexei Ponikarovsky had the regulation goals for New Jersey.

Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur countered for Toronto, which has dropped six of seven.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Maple Leafs lost for the first time in eight games when Connolly scores. ... Ponikarovsky has four goals, six assists and a plus-7 rating in 13 games since coming to the Devils in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes back in January. ... Gustavsson stopped 28 shots in defeat.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Toronto
Petr Sykora 2 Points Tim Connolly 1
Petr Sykora 1 Goals Tim Connolly 1
Adam Henrique 2 Assists Tyler Bozak 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .906 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .875
Martin Brodeur 29 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 32 4 0-3 2-2 9 27
Toronto 32 3 0-2 3-3 11 33

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .448 after a win and .516 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Devils have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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