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New Jersey Ices Pittsburgh 3-2 - Recap

New Jersey skated to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday in NHL action at Prudential Center.

Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as +110 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

New Jersey got goals from Ilya Kovalchuk, Travis Zajac, and David Clarkson in the victory. Zajac opened the scoring at 18:33 of the second period.

Johan Hedberg turned in a 16-save effort for the Devils.

Matt Cooke and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-2, while the Penguins were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 32-18.

Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head home to face Carolina.