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Devils fall to Thrashers

Zajac, Parise score in 4-2 loss on Friday

Friday, 10.16.2009 / 7:08 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Devils fall to Thrashers
Devils slip to 3-3-0 and see their winning streak halted at three games. They remain winless on home ice, but will try to change that Saturday vs. Carolina.

Chris Thorburn's shorthanded goal puts Atlanta back ahead by two goals, 4-2, with 3:11 remaining in 3rd.

ZACH PARISE'S SECOND OF SEASON CUTS THE DEFICIT TO 3-2 WITH 6:50 LEFT IN REGULATION.


Devils call timeout with 10:15 remaining and an eight-second 5-on-3 PP coming up. After that, it'll be 1:52 of a 5-on-4.

Atlanta leads, 3-1: Peverley's second PPG of the night has the Thrashers ahead by two. Peverley got a pass back from Nik Antropov at the left dot, and slipped his fourth of the season under Brodeur at 5:55 of the third period.

Atlanta takes 2-1 lead: Evander Kane's second of the season has put the Thrashers ahead 1:36 into the third. Kane chipped the puck around Murphy at the left boards in neutral and roofed the puck over Brodeur's glove on a 2-on-1 with Colby Armstrong vs. Johnny Oduya. Unassisted tally.

Ready for the start of the third period...

**End of second period
. The Devils took a 1-0 lead on Travis Zajac's goal at 8:07 of the period, and Rich Peverley's power-play tally tied the contest at 1 with 5:03 left in the frame.

After staying out of the box in the first, the Devils allowed two Thrashers' power plays in the second. Peverley's goal came with the Devils down a man for too many men. New Jersey had two power plays in the second, including a rare 4-on-3 in regulation for 13 seconds. Through 40 minutes, the Devils are 0-for-3 with the man advantage and have two PP shots.



Atlanta ties it up, 1-1: Rich Peverley notches a PPG, burying Maxim Afinogenov's rebound at 14:57 of the second.

Andrew Peters and Eric Boulton dropped the gloves and battled to a draw at 8:12 of the second.

DEVILS LEAD, 1-0: TRAVIS ZAJAC'S FOURTH OF THE SEASON GIVES THE DEVILS A 1-0 LEAD AT 8:07 OF THE SECOND. LANGENBRUNNER SPRINGS ZAJAC ON A BREAKAWAY FROM THE BLUELINE, AND NO. 19 BURIES NEW JERSEY'S FIRST GOAL OF THE NIGHT PAST ONDREJ PAVELEC.


Devils more than doubling up Atlanta in shots, 17-8, with 12:26 remaining in the second.

Johnny Oduya makes nice play to break up Slava Kozov's break from the hashmarks with 14:02 left in the second. Kozlov never got a shot on goal.

Ready for the second period...



End first period.
Devils dominated the scoreless opening frame, outshooting Atlanta, 15-4. New Jersey had one PP opportunity and stayed out of the penalty box. Zach Parise led all skaters with four shots in the period. Rolston, Langenbrunner, Clarkson and Niedermayer each had a pair of shots.

Still scoreless with 8:56 remaining in the first period, Devils lead the shots, 9-3.

Devils take an early lead in shots, 5-1, seven minutes into the contest.

Tonight's lines:
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Pandolfo-Niedermayer-Rolston
Bergfors-Zubrus-Clarkson
Peters-Pelley-Pikkarainen

Oduya-Martin
White-Mottau
Salvador-Murphy

Martin Brodeur is in net against Ondrej Pavelec.

Matt Halischuk and Andy Greene are scratches. Cory Murphy is in the lineup for Greene.

7:09p – Devils and Thrashers are underway at Prudential Center.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51