Zach Parise scored a pair of goals against the Canadiens as New Jersey handed Montreal a 5-3 defeat on Thursday at Prudential Center.
New Jersey was favored by -128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Zach Parise (2), David Clarkson (2), and Dainius Zubrus each scored for the Devils in the victory. Parise opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 10:36 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Dainius Zubrus and Ilya Kovalchuk.
Martin Brodeur turned in a 27-save effort for the Devils.
Mathieu Darche, Andrei Kostitsyn, and David Desharnais scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Martin Brodeur.
Carey Price stopped 17 of 21 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-4, while the Canadiens were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Montreal outshot New Jersey 30-22 in the game.
New Jersey looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.