Thrashers Fall 3-1 Against New Jersey - Game Recap
New Jersey skated to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta on Friday in NHL action at Prudential Center.
Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as -128 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
New Jersey got goals from Jamie Langenbrunner, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Mark Fayne in the victory. Fayne opened the scoring at 1:18 of the first period.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 28-save effort for the Devils.
Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Chris Mason stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New Jersey went 0-for-2, while the Thrashers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Atlanta by a margin of 29-28.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Montreal.