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01-27-2009, 11:11 PM
The New Jersey Devils returned from the all star break carrying a four game winning streak and looked to continue on the hot streak they had and did with a regulation win over the Senators in Ottawa which secured points 62 and 63 on the season and the Atlantic division lead just one point behind Washington for the second seed in the Eastern conference.

The Devils scored the first goal of the game early, just over five minutes into the game with a strong shot from Brian Gionta deflecting off the skate of Patrik Elias and into the net as he charged and came to a stop in front of the net.

No offense would come until the senators put the equalizer in the net from a one timer just about halfway through the second period off of the stick of Alex Picard. This tie would only last for a few minutes before Langenbrunner of the Devils regained the lead.

Langs got the puck at the side of the goal with only a few minutes left in the second period and saw a chance. The goalie faced Langs and with no great angle on the goal he shot the puck off of the goalie, Brian Elliott of the Senators, and into the goal. Later, just 19 seconds into the third period Zach Parise fought off sticks to throw a puck to Langenbrunner in front of the net for Langs second of the game. The pass by Zach may be one of the best by any Devil all season

The real test in this game came from a double minor penalty taken by Shanahan who put a stick to the face of Danny Alfredsson. The Devils killed off the penalty giving up no shots and maintaining the 3-1 lead.

The dagger also involved Shanahan who put in his second goal of the season after just joining the Devils a few games ago

Hero: Jamie Langenbrunner. Jamie had a great offense performance tonight.

Zer0: Jarko Ruutu. During the third period Ruutu took two penalties one at 2:33 and the next at 11:39. Neither penalty resulted in a power play goal by the Devils but gave his team little to no chance of getting a great scoring chance and a goal to come back in the game.

Notes: Zach Parise had one talented assist tonight after coming back from the all star game where he had one goal. Zach remains in third place for league lead in goals with 28 and has a total of 56 points one more then Elias who has as many points as all of last season at this point.

Clemmer remains a legitimate goaltender who is respected by many for what he been able to step in to do in the absence of Martin Brodeur.

01-27-2009, 11:44 PM
That was a great win, it was nice not seeing any lag or rust from the All-Star break we definitely have to ride this momentum into beantown. With each game that goes by though I wonder what the fate of Clemmensen is :confused:

01-28-2009, 09:57 AM
great game looking forward to the bruins game