Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Martin Brodeur stopped 41 shots to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Adam Henrique each had a goal and an assist while Dainius Zubrus also scored for the Devils, who have won their past two.
"When you play in a building like this you need everything to go right," said New Jersey head coach Peter DeBoer. "Marty came up with the stops and our special teams were huge tonight."
Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who have dropped a season-high four straight. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up all three goals on 27 shots.
"Unfortunately, we’re fighting to score goals," said Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma. "We just can’t get that two-goal lead or doing the right things that will help us find that goal."
The Penguins took a 1-0 lead 4:48 into the game as Malkin’s one-timer from the high slot with a knee on the ice got past several Devils and Brodeur.
The Devils scored shorthanded 8:39 into the second as Zach Parise sprung Henrique off a blueline turnover and Henrique got his second shot into the net.
New Jersey made it a 2-1 game 11:23 into the second as Parise sent a pass from the right boards to the high slot where Kovalchuk’s blistering one-timer flew past Fleury.
The Devils got an insurance goal 1:28 into the third on a power play as Zubrus finished off a crisp passing play with a redirect of a Patrik Elias pass.