New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1

Saturday, February 9, 2013 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 8-4-0-0 2-2-0-0 6-2-0-0 L1
New Jersey 7-1-2-1 5-0-1-0 2-1-1-1 W4


Devils 3, Penguins 1: Adam Henrique scored for the third straight contest as New Jersey ended visiting Pittsburgh’s five-game winning streak and secured a one-point lead in the Atlantic Division.

Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals in the third period and rookie Stefan Matteau recorded his first career goal for the Devils, who have outscored their opponents 13-4 on their four-game winning streak. Martin Brodeur, who was making his 1,200th appearance, turned aside 24 shots for his 662nd career victory.

Brandon Sutter opened the scoring on a power play early in the first period for the Penguins, who saw captain Sidney Crosby’s six-game point streak come to an end. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots and suffered his sixth loss in his last seven starts in the Garden State.

Henrique, who has five points in six games, put home a rebound with the man advantage after Butler’s shot rang off the post midway through the third period. Evgeni Malkin was called for tripping shortly after and Butler scored his first of the season to give New Jersey some breathing room.

Brodeur robbed Malkin from in close with his glove on a power play in the final minutes of the third period to preserve the two-goal cushion.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh D Kris Letang, who has nine points this season, was scratched with a lower-body injury for the second game in a row. … Butler’s points were his first in four games this season. … New Jersey RW Ilya Kovalchuk and D Andy Greene added two assists apiece.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   New Jersey
Brandon Sutter 1 Points Bobby Butler 2
Brandon Sutter 1 Goals Bobby Butler 1
Simon Despres 1 Assists Andy Greene 2
Brandon Sutter 1 Power Play Goals Bobby Butler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .893 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .960
Marc-Andre Fleury 25 Saves Martin Brodeur 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 25 1 1-6 8-10 29 32
New Jersey 28 3 2-10 5-6 21 28

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Devils have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Penguins have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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