Devils beat Penguins 2-1 in OT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Parise’s wrist shot from the left circle sailed past Marc-Andre Fleury’s glove with 37.6 seconds left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils, outshooting Pittsburgh by a more than 3-to-1 margin, rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night.
The Devils, winning their second in as many nights, outshot Pittsburgh 49-15 but trailed 1-0 until tying it when Patrik Elias’ seemingly harmless pass deflected off Penguins defenseman Hal Gill’s right skate with 2:29 remaining in the third.
The Penguins were working a 3-on-2 break in overtime when Travis Zajac came up with the puck and made a long lead pass to Parise, who streaked down the left-wing boards to beat Fleury on the only Devils shot of the game to get past him.
Fleury played an exceptional game, making key save after key save as the Devils held a 20-2 edge in shots in the third period and a 35-6 advantage in the second and third periods.
Despite going long stretches without seeing a shot, Devils goalie Martin Brodeur — required to make only 15 saves — got his 540th career victory, 11 short of Patrick Roy’s NHL career record.
Parise and Elias also had the only Devils goals in a 2-1 win over the Islanders on Friday night.