New Jersey led the period in shots, 9-2.
Despite the large discrepancy in shots, Ottawa had the best scoring chance of the period. Alexei Kovalev, alone near the right circle, fired a shot that Martin Brodeur gloved with 5:13 left in the period.
Devils defenseman Colin White returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. White didn't skate with the team today, leading many to believe rookie Alexander Urbom would get the start.
Instead, Urbom ended up as a healthy scratch with Mattias Tedenby and Mark Fayne.
Ilya Kovalchuk will once again see heavy minutes tonight. Devils' coach Jacques Lemaire double-shifted the left-winger for most of the first period.
The Senators started rookie goalie Robin Lehner tonight. In his only other career start, Lehner allowed four goals on 24 shots in a 6-4 win over the New York Islanders. He's appeared in three games this season.