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Devils end trip with OT loss in Nashville

Friday, 01.31.2014 / 11:37 PM

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Devils end trip with OT loss in Nashville
New Jersey Devils 2, Nashville Predators 3
Three Stars of the Game
Shea Weber
Shea Weber
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 25:57
David Legwand
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:32
Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber scored two goals, including at 1:29 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied late in beating the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night.

David Legwand scored with 10.8 seconds remaining in regulation with goalie Carter Hutton on the bench to force the extra period. Hutton, who struggled giving up the two goals to New Jersey, stopped Michael Ryder on a breakaway 80 seconds into overtime to keep the game tied.

Then Colin Wilson took the puck back the other way and drove toward the net before dropping the puck off to Weber, who beat Cory Schneider with a wrister from the left circle.

Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr each had a goal and an assist for the Devils. Travis Zajac had two assists.

Out of the 16 games played between these teams, this was the 13th decided by a goal.

This was a rare visit to Nashville with the Devils playing only their 10th game here Friday night and first since Oct. 15, 2011. The Devils, who beat Nashville 5-0 in New Jersey on Nov. 10, wrapped up a three-game road trip against the Western Conference with their second game in as many nights after beating the Stars in overtime in Dallas on Thursday night.

The Predators want to build some momentum before the Olympic break, and they came into this game 3-1-1 over their past five. They even had a couple days off, and they outshot the Devils 9-3 in the opening minutes.

They also had Weber in the lineup after their captain left Tuesday night's 4-3 win in Winnipeg early with an upper body injury.

Weber had been a game-time decision, but the defenseman played and gave Nashville a 1-0 lead after the first period. Weber beat Schneider with a slap shot 6:45 into the game off an assist from Patric Hornqvist.

New Jersey tied it at 13:00 of the second when Elias came skating up the left side and fired off a shot that might have gone wide if not for Hutton trying to snag it with his glove. The puck glanced off Hutton's glove and redirected into the net for a goal.

Jagr got his 17th goal this season late in the second putting the Devils ahead 2-1. Jagr skated behind the net and fired a wrister that hit off Hutton and slipped between the goalie and the left post for a 2-1 lead at 18:59 of the second.

Game notes
Jagr has 698 career goals. ... The Devils are 7-1-2 in Nashville.

scoring summary
1st Period
Shea Weber (14) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (18)
1 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
Patrik Elias (11) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (31), Travis Zajac (19)
1 - 1 Tie
Jaromir Jagr (17) ASST: Patrik Elias (22), Travis Zajac (20)
2 - 1 NJD
3rd Period
David Legwand (10) ASST: Roman Josi (17), Seth Jones (16)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
Shea Weber (15) ASST: Colin Wilson (17)
3 - 2 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
Craig Smith  Hi-sticking against  Andy Greene
2nd Period
Anton Volchenkov  Interference against  Colin Wilson
Colton Sissons  Holding against  Steve Bernier
Dainius Zubrus  Tripping against  Craig Smith
3rd Period
Steve Bernier  Roughing against  Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson  Roughing against  Steve Bernier
OT Period
goalie stats
Cory Schneider
SA: 33TOI: 61:27
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Carter Hutton
Carter Hutton
SA: 26TOI: 60:31
Saves: 24EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0
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