Devils get Winged by Detroit, 4-1
New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (8-19-2) were downed by the Detroit Red Wings (19-6-3) by a score of 4-1 in hockey action on Saturday night.
Tomas Holmstrom got the Red Wings on the board early by netting a wrist shot at the 28 second mark in the first period. Danny Cleary gave Detroit the 2-0 lead by netting a wrister of his own at the 1:42 mark.
The Red Wings would continue to motor on offensively as Henrik Zetterberg recorded a wrist shot at the 11:37 mark of the second period of play to give Detroit a comfortable 3-0 lead. The score would stand at 3-0 as the end of the second period sounded.
New Jersey struck for their first goal at the 39 second marker in the third period of play, as the power play continues to be good for the Devils. Patrik Elias was able to net a wicked slap shot during that power play to cut into the Detroit lead and make the score 3-1. Sadly for Devils fans Detroit’s offense was just too much as at the 10:12 mark Pavel Datsyuk netted a backhanded goal to give the Red Wings the 4-1 victory.
In the cage for Detroit Chris Osgood tallied 33 saves in victory, while on the other side of the ice keeper Martin Brodeur made 19 saves for the Devils.
The Devils will have a few days off before hosting the Phoenix Coyotes for a Wednesday night face-off which is slated for 7:00 p.m.