April 07, 2012Game 82: 6th Straight, Devils Beat Senators 4-2
The New Jersey Devils defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-2 at home
on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The Devils now head into the playoffs with
a six game winning streak.
Matt Gilroy beat Martin Brodeur at 10:59 to give Ottawa a 1-0
Ilya Kovalchuk evened the game with a power-play goal that beat
Craig Anderson at 15:26. Patrik Elias and Peter Harrold assisted on
Kovalchuk's 36th goal of the season.
Jim O'Brien scored at 13:59 of the second period to make it 2-1
The Devils tied the game with another power-play goal, this time
from Petr Sykora at 17:43. Sykora's 21st goal of the season was assisted
by Adam Henrique and Dainius Zubrus.
Stephen Gionta scored his first goal of the seson at 10:55 of the
third period. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Steve Bernier assisted on the
Ilya Kovalchuk added an empty net goal with 43 seconds left in
regulation time to seal the Devils victory.