Tomas Tatar added a goal and an assist while Joakim Andersson also
tallied as the Red Wings notched their fifth win in six games. Jonas
Gustavsson needed to make only 10 saves to win his fifth consecutive
start and improve to 8-0-1.
Defenseman Andy Greene scored the lone goal for the Devils, who
registered a season-low 11 shots — including three in the final 20
minutes. Cory Schneider made 18 saves for New Jersey.
Greene opened the scoring with just over six minutes left in the
first period, carrying the puck up ice and feeding Patrik Elias
before tipping a return pass past Gustavsson. The Red Wings knotted
it with 36 seconds left in the second as Andersson knocked in the
rebound of Drew Miller's shot from behind the end line.
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Franzen broke the deadlock with his third goal in as many
games and sixth in the last 11 contests, one-timing a pass from
Gustav Nyquist past Schneider. Tatar added an insurance goal
during a power play with 63 seconds to play — his third tallyl
in the last two games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Wings F Daniel Alfredsson extended his point
streak to four games and picked up his 16th assist, matching his
total in 47 games with Ottawa last season. ... Green's goal gave
him 14 points, tying Marek Zidlicky for the team lead among
defensemen. ... Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk (concussion) sat out
his sixth consecutive game but is scheduled to return to the
lineup for Tuesday's game at the Florida Panthers, according to
general manager Ken Holland.
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