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December 05, 2009
Game 27: Devils Best Red Wings in 4-3 Shootout

    The New Jersey Devils beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout at the Prudential Center on Saturday, December 5, 2009.

    Jamie Langenbrunner got the Devils on the board first with a goal that beat Chris Osgood at 15:29 of the first period.   Zach Parise and Travis Zajac assisted on Langenbrunner's seventh goal of the season.

    Johnny Oduya made a phenomenal play skating down the ice on a 3 on two in his first game back after injury.   He took the puck all alone and shot it past Osgood at 17:25 to give the Devils a 2-0 lead.   Oduya's first goal of the seasn was unassisted.

    The first period ended with New Jersey leading, 2-0.   The Devils outshot the Red Wings 11-7 in the period.

    Kris Draper put the puck behind Martin Brodeur at 9:23 of the second period to cut the Devils lead to a single goal.

    Rob Niedermayer scored at 14:43 to make it 3-1 New Jersey.   Vladimir Zharkov and Jay Pandolfo assisted on Niedermayer's third goal of the season.

    With 30 seconds left in the second period, Tomas Holmstrom scored on a power-play to again cut the Devils lead to a single goal.

    The Red Wings outshot the Devils 11-9 in the second period, which ended with the Devils leading 3-2.

    Patrick Eaves tipped the puck past Martin Brodeur at 9:30 of the third period to tie the game, 3-3.

    Regulation time ended with the game tied, and neither team scored in the overtime period to force the shootout.



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