Minnesota Wild at New Jersey Devils: Kovalchuk Goal Ties Game, 1-1, After Two Periods

The Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils are tied, 1-1, after two periods tonight at the Prudential Center.

The Devils led the period in shots, 14-4. They lead in overall shots, 15-12.

Ilya Kovalchuk tied the game, 1-1, at 3:07 of the period. Travis Zajac set up Kovalchuk for a shot from the left circle. The Devils' left-winger put his shot past the jumping screen of Nick Palmieri and Jose Theodore's pads for his team-leading 10th goal of the season.

Palmieri, who assisted on the goal, recorded his first point this season and second of his career.

After being outshot, 8-1, in the first period, the Devils offense woke up in the middle frame. By the 7:25 mark of the second period, the Devils had outshot the Wild, 8-1, to pull even in shots.

As noted by beat writer Michelle Kenneth, Devils' defenseman Anssi Salmela did not play during the second period. He logged 3:33 of ice time in the first period.

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