The Devils are Feeling Blue in the 3-2 loss to St. Louis
New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (5-13-2) were able to score first, but the St. Louis Blues (11-5-3) offense was just too much in the 3-2 loss in hockey action on Saturday night.
David Clarkson was able to net the first New Jersey goal, connecting on a wrist shot at the 0:26 mark of the first period. But the Blues were able to respond right back as Alex Pietrangelo got a power play tip-in at the 9:22 mark to tie the two teams up at 1-1 at the end of the first period.
Mattias Tedenby connected on a backhanded goal at the 9:53 mark to break the tie and give the Devils the 2-1 lead, before St. Louis tied the game up for the second time. The goal game on a wicked slap shot by Eric Brewer at the 18:58 mark of the second period.
St. Louis then captured the game on a Brad Winchester goal at the 5:15 mark of the third period. Winchester was able to tip-in the game winner as the Blues skated away with the 3-2 victory. The Devils held the shot advantage 37-27 but were not able to respond to the Blues potent offense.
Devils keeper Mike McKenna getting his first test in the cage made 24 saves, while Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in the victory for St. Louis. Bad news for Devils fans is that they will not see regular Devils keeper Martin Brodeur as he has a bruised right elbow.
Up next for the Devils will be a very tough test as they head back home to the Prudential Center to host Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals for a 7:00 p.m. face-off on Monday night.