Recap - Devils Defeat Winnipeg 5-1
|Recap - Devils Defeat Winnipeg 5-1|
Winnipeg couldn't hang with the Devils on Tuesday as New Jersey blasted the Jets 5-1 at Prudential Center.
New Jersey was favored by -180 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
New Jersey got goals from Ilya Kovalchuk (2), Petr Sykora, Patrik Elias, and David Clarkson in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring at 18:59 of the first period.
Martin Brodeur stopped 20 of 21 Winnipeg shots in the victory.
Winnipeg got a goal from Tobias Enstrom in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Chris Mason stopped 11 of 15 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New Jersey scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Winnipeg went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 21-20.
New Jersey looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Jets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Buffalo.