Brodeur Leads Devils Past Panthers in Shootout
Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur stopped both Florida attempts to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night.
Elias and Zach Parise had the New Jersey goals in regulation. Brodeur made 24 saves to help the Devils rally from a two-goal deficit for their fourth win in five games.
Kris Versteeg scored twice for Florida, which dropped its third straight. Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots.
Parise tied it at 2 when he scored at 7:40 of the third period. Henrik Tallinder’s slap shot from straight on just inside the blue line went wide of the net to Theodore’s right. The puck ricocheted off the end boards and went right to Parise, who slammed it in for his 10th goal.
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