Recap - Devils Defeat Edmonton 2-1
|Recap - Devils Defeat Edmonton 2-1|
The Devils beat Edmonton 2-1 on Wednesday, earning a victory backstopped by Johan Hedberg's 22 saves.
New Jersey was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise each scored for the Devils in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 8:35 of the second period. The goal was unassisted.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 22-save effort for the Devils.
Edmonton got a goal from Ales Hemsky in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-2, while the Oilers were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
New Jersey outshot Edmonton 25-23 in the game.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Winnipeg looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head home to face Anaheim.