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Tomas Tatar and Jesper Bratt lead the Devils to a shootout victory

Tomas Tatar and Jesper Bratt scored in a shootout and Nico Daws stopped both Anaheim attempts to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday night.

Tatar also averaged a goal and Daws had 33 saves as New Jersey won three of the four games in its home stand.

Daws, playing in his first shootout, stopped Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry in the tiebreaker.

Tatar hit the Devils’ first shot with a backhander, and Bratt defeated Anthony Stolarz with a forehand shot after a nice move.

Terry scored for Anaheim and Stolarz made 39 saves. The Ducks have lost six of their last eight games.

Terry gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead with his 28th goal at 8:58 in the first period. He took a cross ice pass from Max Comtois and hit Daws with a shot from the top of the right circle to the top left corner of the net.

Tomas Tatar scored the winning goal in the shootout against Anthony Stolarz in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Ducks.
Tomas Tatar scored the winning goal in the shootout against Anthony Stolarz in the Devils’ 2-1 win over the Ducks.
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Tatar equalized early in the second period with his 11th goal. Jesper Boqvist set it up, stealing the puck at the Devils blue line and feeding Tatar a shot close to cap a 2-on-1 break.

Both goalies showed themselves great in the third period to keep the game a draw.

Tomas Tatar meets Anthony Stolarz in the second half of the Devils' shootout win.
Tomas Tatar meets Anthony Stolarz in the second half of the Devils’ shootout win.
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Stolarz stopped Pavel Zacha outnumbered and Dawson Mercer twice. He narrowly stopped Jack Hughes in overtime.

Daws had a stop near Adam Henrique on the Ducks’ second power play of the third period. Henrique also hit his second goalpost of the game in the third period.


Devils coach Lindy Ruff overtook Al Arbor for fifth on the NHL Games coaching list with 1,608.

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