Phoenix
Coyotes
38-37-7
New Jersey
Devils
46-29-7

38 SOG
31 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
PHX
NJD
game recap

Coyotes 4, Devils 1 (Final)

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:12 AM

Eric Marin


Martin Brodeur faced a season-high 38 shots against, and posted 34 saves.


newjerseydevils.com (Dec. 15) –
For this Devils matinee, it was the Coyotes who owned the stage.

Fredrik Sjostrom scored twice and Mikael Tellqvist made 30 saves against the Devils, who fell, 4-1, to the Phoenix Coyotes at Prudential Center on Saturday.

Zach Parise scored the Devils' only goal, ending Tellqvist's shutout bid with six minutes left in regulation on his first career shorthanded tally.

Martin Brodeur made 34 saves in his second consecutive start, and faced a season-high 38 shots from a Phoenix club that had entered the game in a three-way tie for last place in the league.

The Devils (17-12-3) were shorthanded for a season-high nine times in the contest, and had to contend with four Coyote power plays in each of the final two periods. New Jersey held Phoenix to 1-for-9 with the man advantage.

New Jersey has scored six goals in its last four games to fall to 1-2-1 since its nine-game win streak ended on Dec. 7. Saturday's loss also snapped the Devils' five-game winning streak at Prudential Center.

Phoenix struck first on Sjostrom's sixth of the season from Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata at 3:32 of the second period.

In the third period, Vrbata potted his 12th of the season by banking a sharp-angle shot off of Brodeur at 5:19. The Coyotes later jumped out to a 3-0 lead when Sjostrom scored on the power play for his second of the game.

New Jersey's lone goal of the afternoon was generated by Sergei Brylin's hustle on the PK.

With the Devils changing, Brylin battled his way to the front of the Phoenix net against four Coyotes. He missed a chance to put the puck into an empty net when Tellqvist challenged, but a trailing Parise was able to slam it home to get New Jersey on the board.

Just under two minutes later, the Devils went on their fourth power play of the day. Hanzal squashed any chances of a rally with a shorthanded breakaway goal at 17:10. 

The Devils entered Saturday's action with a two-point lead over the Rangers for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, and now look to regroup before Sunday's 5 p.m. meeting with the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center.


Gallery
NJD NOTES
Brylin needs one point to reach 300 for his career... The Devils have scored two shorthanded goals this season, and have allowed four... Paul Martin was out of the lineup for the first time since missing three games from Nov. 16-21 with a lower body injury... Jay Pandolfo missed his eighth straight... Mike Rupp was a healthy scratch... Mikael Tellqvist was 0-1-0 in his only previous meeting against the Devils.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:32
PHX
Fredrik Sjostrom (6) Snap shot - ASST: Martin Hanzal (13), Radim Vrbata (9)
1 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
05:19
PHX
Radim Vrbata (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin Hanzal (14), Fredrik Sjostrom (5)
2 - 0 PHX
09:08
PHX
PPG - Fredrik Sjostrom (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Niko Kapanen (8), Martin Hanzal (15)
3 - 0 PHX
14:00
NJD
SHG - Zach Parise (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Sergei Brylin (4), Patrik Elias (11)
3 - 1 PHX
17:10
PHX
SHG - Martin Hanzal (3) Snap shot - ASST: Radim Vrbata (10), Zbynek Michalek (4)
4 - 1 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
02:32
PHX
Niko Kapanen  Tripping against  Arron Asham
13:51
PHX
Derek Morris  Hooking against  Vitaly Vishnevski
16:49
NJD
Johnny Oduya  Hooking against  Daniel Carcillo
2nd Period
05:20
NJD
Sheldon Brookbank  Hooking against  Daniel Winnik
07:43
NJD
Johnny Oduya  Roughing against  Shane Doan
12:31
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Holding against  Travis Zajac
15:09
NJD
Brian Gionta  Slashing against  Shane Doan
19:02
NJD
Mike Mottau  Tripping against  Shane Doan
3rd Period
01:26
NJD
Vitaly Vishnevski  Holding against  Steve Reinprecht
06:18
NJD
Sheldon Brookbank  Hooking against  Steve Reinprecht
07:15
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner  Unsportsmanlike conduct
12:26
NJD
David Clarkson  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Carcillo
12:26
PHX
Daniel Carcillo  Fighting (maj) against  David Clarkson
12:26
NJD
David Clarkson  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
15:45
PHX
Mathias Tjarnqvist  Hooking against  John Madden
goalie stats
Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
SA: 31TOI: 59:39
Saves: 30EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .968SH: 1 - 2
Martin Brodeur
SA: 38TOI: 59:54
Saves: 34EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .895SH: 2 - 3
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