And they did it by beating their west coast rivals by a score of 2-1.
The Devils got off to a rocky start and had a scare when Martin Brodeur left the game with an injured shoulder. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.
Los Angeles got on the board just under two minutes into the game thanks to a backhand by Simon Gagne, but New Jersey would tie it up later in the period with a wristshot by Patrik Elias.
The game would remain scoreless through the second and third periods as well as overtime, leading to a Devils victory in the shootout when Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise backhanded a pair past Jonathan Quick.
Not quick enough.
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