banner

NHL

more stats

NHL Game Summary - Pittsburgh at New Jersey



(Tuesday, December 31st)

Final Score: New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Prudential Center remains a house of horrors for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder both scored and picked up an assist on the other's goal as the New Jersey Devils closed out 2013 with a 2-1 win over the visiting Penguins on Tuesday afternoon.

Martin Brodeur made 19 saves for the Devils, who improved to 5-1-2 in their last eight games and 13-3-0 against the Penguins at Prudential Center since the start of the 2008-09 season.

"We know that we can play with any team, we just have to bring it to the rink every night," said Henrique.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned away 28 shots for Pittsburgh, which suffered just its third loss in its last 17 games.

The Devils were called for their only penalty with 4:48 to play in the third period. Pittsburgh, trailing by a goal, registered only one shot on its lone power play.

Henrique scored in his third straight game to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. New Jersey's forecheck created a turnover in the Pittsburgh zone, and Henrique used a toe drag to get around a defenseman before firing a shot from the slot behind Fleury 1:38 into the game.

Ryder doubled the advantage when he collected Henrique's pass and beat Fleury on the glove side at 2:45 of the second period.

A one-time blast by Matt Niskanen off a Sidney Crosby feed put Pittsburgh on the board a little over four minutes later.

"They got an early goal, we had a turnover that they put in our net and got the lead," noted Pens head coach Dan Bylsma. "For the most part that was how the game went all night long. We couldn't get more than a goal. You're not going to win many against this team when you do that."

Game Notes

New Jersey forward Patrik Elias left in the first period with an undisclosed injury and did not return. Elias was shoved by Tanner Glass and slid awkwardly into the boards with his right shoulder absorbing the impact ... The Devils were 0-for-4 on the power play ... These teams split the four-game season series, with the home club winning each time.

12/31 17:26:03 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Ron Francis named new Carolina Hurricanes GM
Canes questions? Get answers at Fan Town Hall

After a fifth season without a playoff run, the Carolina Hurricanes will start camp with a new head coach and other new faces in the front office. Fan Town Hall is YOUR chance to ask team leaders how they will turn it around.

Related Stories
  • PGA: The Barclays

    Today at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: New Orleans at Indianapolis

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • HighSchoolOT.com Wrap-up Show

    Today at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: San Francisco at Washington

    Today at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at Oakland

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
GWI
 
Final
CHC 4
BAL 1
Final
NYY 4
CWS 3
Final
CLE 1
HOU 5
Final
WAS 3
SFG 10
Final
PHI 5
STL 4
Final
TOR 0
TAM 8
Final
CIN 1
ATL 3
Final
BOS 3
SEA 5
Final
TEX 3
KAN 6
Final
MIN 20
DET 6
Final
MIL 3
PIT 8
Final
COL 5
MIA 13
Final
ARI 5
SDP 1
Final
OAK 5
ANA 3
Final
LOS 6
NYM 2
1:05pm Today
NYY
CWS
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
TAM
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
DET
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
SEA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
BAL
 
4:05pm Today
WAS
SFG
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIL
PIT
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
MIA
 
8:10pm Tonight
ARI
SDP
 
8:25pm Tonight
TEX
KAN
 
9:05pm Tonight
OAK
ANA
 
9:10pm Tonight
LOS
NYM
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
Final
DET 13
JAC 12
 
Final
NYJ 24
NYG 35
 
Final
GBP 31
OAK 21
 
Final
SEA 34
CHI 6
 
4:30pm Today
BUF
TAM
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
TEN
7:30pm Tonight
BAL
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
IND
NOS
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
STL
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
HOU
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
GWI