NHL Game Summary - Winnipeg at New Jersey|
(Tuesday, January 17th)
Final Score: New Jersey 5, Winnipeg 1
Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice, Martin Brodeur had
20 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Winnipeg Jets for the second time
in four days, 5-1, on Tuesday.
Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists for the Devils while Petr Sykora and
David Clarkson also scored in their third straight win.
New Jersey beat Winnipeg, 2-1, on Saturday but it wasn't a home-and-home
series because the Jets played Montreal on Monday.
Winnipeg's Chris Mason gave up four goals on 15 shots and was pulled for
Ondrej Pavelec, who allowed one goal on five shots. The Jets, who were coming
off a 2-0 win over Ottawa, lost for the fourth time in five games.
"I didn't like the game," said Winnipeg coach Claude Noel. "And I'm not
faulting any one player. I don't think any of us did very well. Coming off a
game where we did very well, we didn't play well enough to win."
The Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring their first goal on Kovalchuk's
breakaway with 61 seconds left in the first period, then getting three more in
the first 7:38 of the second.
"We started the second really well and didn't let down after that," said
Brodeur, who made 13 saves over the first 40 minutes of the game. "That was
key for us."
Sykora's slapshot 92 seconds into the middle period made it 2-0 and goals by
Clarkson at 4:48 and Kovalchuk at 7:38 doubled the lead. Clarkson scored from
a sharp angle on the right side and Kovalchuk's power-play goal came on a
wrister from the slot.
Tobias Enstrom scored Winnipeg's only goal on a rifled slap shot from just
inside the blue line in the third period, but Elias restored New Jersey's
four-goal lead off a rebound minutes later.
The Jets were 0-for-1 on the power play and went 1-1 on a two-game road trip.
They are headed back home for two games against Buffalo and Florida...The
Devils started a six-game homestand. They were 1-for-4 on the power play.
01/17 23:35:13 ET