New Jersey Skates Past Nashville 3-2 - Recap
The Predators came up short Saturday against the Devils, falling 3-2 in a shootout.
New Jersey was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Zach Parise, who beat Pekka Rinne in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New Jersey. Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson each scored for the Devils in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 1:00 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Henrik Tallinder and Patrik Elias.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 29-save effort for the Devils.
Jerred Smithson and Colin Wilson scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Nashville got a 39-stop effort from Pekka Rinne in the loss.
New Jersey scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while Nashville went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Nashville lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 41-31.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act home to face San Jose looking for another win. For Nashville, they head on the road to face Edmonton.