Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils continue their free fall down the standings tonight in a 2-0 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators. The loss was now the Devils ninth straight loss.
The story for tonights game was once again the power play. The Devils had six penalty minutes including a long 5-on-3 chance halfway through the first period, but they cannot figure out how to get anything in the net.
After a scoreless first period where the Devils dominated with nine shots to three, the Sens gained the lead at 3:08 on a backhand from Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
Three minutes later, Marek Zidlicky collided with Henrik Tallinder off of the face off allowing Daniel Alfredsson to set up Milan Michalek on a 2-on-0 breakaway. Poor play by Zidlicky hurt the Devils once again.
This loss made the Devils now 0-5-4 without Ilya Kovalchuk.
The Devils play again Monday night at the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Attendance - 16,099 (First non-sellout since March 5th)
Shots - Devils 33, Senators 11
1st Star - Craig Anderson (33 saves, 0 goals allowed)
2nd Star - Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Goal)
3rd Star - Milan Michalek (Goal)