New Jersey Ices Ottawa 5-4 - Recap
New Jersey needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Ottawa on Thursday in NHL action at Prudential Center.
New Jersey was favored by -144 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Adam Henrique potted the shootout winner for New Jersey. New Jersey got goals from Dainius Zubrus, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, and Mattias Tedenby in the victory. Parise opened the scoring at 14:59 of the second period.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 18-save effort for the Devils.
Daniel Alfredsson, Milan Michalek, Nick Foligno, and Jesse Winchester scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Ottawa got a 27-stop effort from Alex Auld in the loss.
On the power play, New Jersey went 0-for-5, while the Senators were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
New Jersey outshot Ottawa 31-29 in the game.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head home to face Vancouver.