January 17, 2012Game 45: Devils Smash Jets 5-1
The New Jersey Devils skated to a 5-1 victory at home over the
Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
Ilya Kovalchuk got the scoring started with a goal at 18:59 of
the first perod. Zach Parise assisted on Kovalchuk's 18th goal of the
Petr Sykora scored his 11th goal of the season at 1:32 of the
second period. Henrik Tallinder and Patrik Elias assisted on the
The Devils took a 3-0 lead when David Clarkson scored at 4:48.
Patrik Elias was credited with the only assist on Clarkson's 16 goal
of the season.
Ilya Kovalchuk made it 4-0 with a power-play goal at 7:38.
Kovalchuk's second goal of the game was assisted by David Clarkson and Kurtis
Chris Mason was replaced by Ondrej Pavelec shortly after
Kovalchuk's second goal.
Tobias Enstrom beat Martin Brodeur at 8:18 of the third perod to
get the Jets on the scoreboard.
Patrik Elias scored at 11:31 to make it 5-1. Aton
Volchenkov and Petr Sykora assisted on Elias' 17th goal of the season.