First Period- Henrique (11) and Samuelsson (2)
Second Period- Elias (14) and Barch (1)
Third Period- Kovalchuk (13) and Kovalchuk (14) and Parise (14)
Next Game: 1/07 at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 pm.
Patrik Elias Postgame:
“That team was a little bit tired because they played yesterday and the game was there for us. I’m glad we got a big goal, a third goal, and after that we played well defensively. We got empty netters, but we didn’t give them any opportunities the last 10 minutes.”
Pete DeBoer Postgame:
“He’s a great pro and in typical Elias fashion he played a great game on a big night. So that was nice to see. Obviously, the win was big. It’s a four-point game. They’re ahead of us in the standings. We showed some composure tonight. That’s a team that finds a way to hang around like they did against the Rangers last night. Our best period was our third, which was important.”
Devils outdrew the Panthers 31-28
Devils outshot the Panthers 29-24
Devils went 0 for 3 on the power play.
Devils outhit the Panthers 36-24