Recap - Devils Defeat San Jose 2-1
|Recap - Devils Defeat San Jose 2-1|
New Jersey skated to a 2-1 victory over San Jose on Friday in NHL action at Prudential Center.
The Devils were a +134 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.
Brian Rolston and Ilya Kovalchuk each scored for the Devils in the victory. Rolston opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 9:12 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 31-save effort for the Devils.
San Jose got a goal from Patrick Marleau in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Antti Niemi stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New Jersey scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
San Jose outshot New Jersey 32-23 in the game.
New Jersey looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track at Florida.