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Devils Down Detroit 2-1 - Match Report

New Jersey skated to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Thursday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.

Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as +147 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

New Jersey got goals from Petr Sykora and Alexei Ponikarovsky in the victory. Ponikarovsky opened the scoring at 10:13 of the first period.

Martin Brodeur turned in a 23-save effort for the Devils.

Tomas Holmstrom scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Martin Brodeur.

Jimmy Howard stopped 19 of 21 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New Jersey scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 1-for-1 with the man advantage.

New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 24-21.

Next game, New Jersey takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Chicago.