Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils took the ice at the Prudential Center for the second night in a row. The Devils got shutout by the Los Angeles Kings 2-0, but pulled out a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.
The Devils got off to a slow start in the third period, getting outshot 10-to-2 before Andy Greene squeaked a shot through Marc-Andre Fleury that did not even reach the back of the net with only 19-seconds left in the period.
The Devils killed off two penalties in the first period. Martin Brodeur stopped some great opportunities by the Penguins and 27 other Penguin shots.
Chris Kunitz scored the lone Penguins goal on a breakaway off of a really bad turnover by Marek Zidlicky. Brodeur dove out at Kunitz, but only got a piece of the shot.
That was it for the Penguins, who seemed quite lacksadaisical out there tonight, especially late in the game.
Adam Larsson scored the game-winning-goal at 18:22 in the second, beating Fleury in his right armpit.
Jaromir Jagr continues to dominate his old team, adding the put away goal at 14:06 and then an empty netter at 18:43.
The Devils are now one game under .500 and also one point out of playoff contention. That dreadful 0-7 start is in the rearview mirror now and they are improving each game. If only they could start scoring for Cory Schneider, the Devils would be in a great position.
The Devils head out to California on a road trip starting next Wednesday in Anaheim, then against the Kings Thursday, and finally the Sharks on Saturday.
1st Star - Martin Brodeur
2nd Star - Andy Greene
3rd Star - Chris Kunitz