The New Jersey Devils finally returned home after 10 days on the road, and found the confines of the Prudential Center just as friendly as ever after notching a 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals to give him seven in his last six games, and 19 on the season.
Petr Sykora, David Clarkson and Patrik Elias also added goals in what turned out to be an impressive offensive outburst given the Devils only took 20 shots on goal on the night. Martin Brodeur had a much better night in net than the combined efforts of the Jets' Chris Mason and Ondrej Pavelec, turning back 20 of 21 shots on net.
The Devils improved to 26-17-2 on the season with five straight home games on tap. They will face the Boston Bruins on Thursday before hosting the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Jets fell to 21-20-5 on the year.