Recap - Devils Defeat Florida 5-2

Recap - Devils Defeat Florida 5-2

Jason Arnott scored a pair of goals against the Panthers as New Jersey handed Florida a 5-2 defeat on Sunday at Prudential Center.

Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Jason Arnott (2), Brian Rolston, Patrik Elias, and Ilya Kovalchuk each scored for the Devils in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 4:20 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Andy Greene and Travis Zajac.

Martin Brodeur turned in a 24-save effort for the Devils.

Florida got goals from Marty Reasoner and Shawn Matthias in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Florida got a 12-stop effort from Jacob Markstrom in the loss.

On the power play, New Jersey went 2-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot New Jersey 26-23 in the game.

New Jersey looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.