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December 17, 2011
Game 32: ELIAS & Devils DEFEAT Canadiens 5-3

    The New Jersey Devils skated to a 5-3 victory over the Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday, December 17, 2011.

    Petr Sykora beat Carey Price at 7:05 of the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.   Dainius Zubrus and Adam Henrique assisted on Sykora's eighth goal of the season.

    P.K. Subban beat Martin Brodeur at 2:21 of the second period on a 5 on 3 power-play to tie the game, 1-1.

    Patrik Elias scored his 347th career NHL goal at 5:05 of the second period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead.   Elias' 12th goal of the season scored on a power-play was assisted by Ilya Kovalchuk and Kurtis Foster.   347 ties Johnny MacLean for the Devils all-time lead in goals scored.

    Chris Campoli tied the game at 6:33 and Lars Eller gave the Habs a 3-2 lead with a goal at 8:57.

    David Clarkson took a perfect, long pass from Adam Larsson and buried it to tie the game at 18:26 of the second period.   Larsson's assist was the only one credited on the goal.

    As of the 1:31 mark of the third period, Patrik Elias now stands alone as the Devils all-time leading goal scorer.   Petr Sykora assisted on Elias' second goal of the game, and the 348th goal of his career!

    Dainius Zubrus added a power-play goal at 10:18 to give the Devs a 5-3 lead.   Zubrus' 10th goal of the season was assisted by Ilya Kovalchuk and Kurtis Foster.

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