NHL GAME REVIEW: Devils FabuELIAS over Panthers 5-2

Elias totals 3 points in Devils win

Coming off of Wednesday night’s 6-1 drubbing by the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center, the Devils entered the game with a 2 game losing streak and on the outside looking in at the playoffs 1 point out of 8th place and after Friday nights 5-2 over the Florida Panthers, the win now places the Devils in 7th place in the Eastern Conference.  Patrik Elias came into the game with 999 career games payed in the NHL, all with New Jersey, and led a spirited Devils offensive attack with 3 points including a Goal 36 seconds into the 2nd Period.

The Panthers who were playing the back-end of Penn Station to Penn Station portion of the road trip welcomed former New Jersey Devil John Madden to the lineup, after signing him yesterday to add more veteran leadership to a team that is in a surprising lead in the Southeast Division.  Florida who twice pulled even in the game showed  the physical wear and tear of the back to back games in the 3rd period when the Devils scored 3 unanswered goals to help them to the win.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

3:53 Adam Henrique (11)
Assist: Zach Parise

7:33 Mikael Samuelsson (2)
Assists: Marcel Goc, Tomas Kopecky

2nd Period

0:36 Patrik Elias (14)
Assists: Henrik Tallinder, Mark Fayne

2:46 Krys Barch (1)
Assists: Michal Repik, Brian Campbell

3rd Period

11:40 Ilya Kovalchuk (13)
Assists: Patrik Elias, Matt Taormina

19:00 Ilya Kovalchuk (14) (Shorthanded)
Assists: Bryce Salvador, Adam Henrique

19:20 Zach Parise (14)
Assists: Patrik Elias, Dainius Zubrus

Best of the Best Reviews

Devils Take | Thousand and won for Elias

The Devils’ Milestone Man celebrated his 1,000th game in appropriately grand fashion, prompting a prophesy for hockey’s highest honor.

Game MVP

Patrik Elias recorded NHL game 1,000 in typical Patrik Elias 3 points a goal and 2 assists, and is having a resurgent 2011-12 NHL season for Jersey’s Team. For this Elias is Fan Feedr’s 1st star of the night!

Video Highlights

NHL.com’s highlights package | Devils 5, Panthers 2

FanFeedr’s Hot Take

Jersey’s Team Hot Take|  Devils’ players fine with realignment plan being nixed (including Fehr, Daly statements)

The news that the NHL announced tonight that it would postpone implementing its four-conference realignment until at least after…

Additional Thoughts and Game Notes

• Elias became only the third New Jersey player to reach the 1,000-game milestone having only played for the Devils, joining Ken Daneyko(1,283 games) and Martin Brodeur (1,156)

• Travis Zajac was scratched for the third straight game with the inflamed Achilles, while D Anton Volchenkov missed his third straight with a lower-body injury

• Adam Henrique’s goal placed him third in the NHL among rookie goal scorers, trailing only Ryan Regent-Hopkins of Edmonton (13) and Matt Read of Philadelphia (12)

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