Friday, February 5, 2010

Devils hang on to win 3-2 versus Anaheim Ducks

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Martin Brodeur gloves a shot amidst a scrum in front of the net during the victory against the Anaheim Ducks

Putting aside the one-goal losses they opened their season with, the Devils got themselves their first win of the season against the Ducks.

A big first period ended with the Devils taking a 3-1 lead into the locker room, the third goal coming from a successful conversion on a penalty shot. That goal would turn out to be the winner, with the Ducks potting one more, but not managing to score the equalizer, despite pulling goalie Jonas Hiller with less than a minute left in the third.

After the game, the Devils announced a trade had been finalized between the two teams, with Rob Niedermayer rejoining his brother in Anaheim, and the Devils enlisting the services of Evgeny Artuykin. Coach Shaver also revised his lineup for the next game, activating Patrik Elias, Paul Martin, and Dainus Zubrus off of injured reserve. All 3 missed the opening games of the season recovering from nagging injuries.

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