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December 28, 2009
Game 37: Devils Beat Thrashers 3-2

    The New Jersey Devils skated to a 3-2 victory at home over the Atlanta Thashers on Monday, December 28, 2009.

    Ilya Kovalchuk beat Martin Brodeur at 9:43 of the first period to give the Thrashers a 1-0 lead.

    Zach Parise snapped his goal drought by beating Johan Hedberg just 1:06 after the Thrashers goal.   Parise's 16th goal of the season was assisted by Niclas Bergfors and Andy Greene.

    Colin White gave the Devils their first lead of the game with his second goal of the season at 16:34.   Travis Zajac and Niclas Bergfors assisted on the goal.

    The Devils outshot the Thrashers 13-9 in the first period, which ended with the Devils leading 2-1.

    The Thrashers outshot the Devils 8-7 in the second period, though neither team scored in the period.

    Zach Parise gave the Devils a two goal lead with his second goal of the game just 59 seconds into the third period.   The power-play goal was assisted by Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner.

    Marty Reasoner scored for Atlanta at 7:28 of the third period to cut the Devils lead to a single goal.

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