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January 23, 2011
Game 48: Streaking Devils Defeat Panthers 5-2

    The New Jersey Devils defeated the Florida Panthers 5-2 in Newark on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

    Ilya Kovalchuk tipped a blast from Andy Greene past Scott Clemmensen at 4:20 of the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.   Kovalchuk's 14th goal of the season was also assisted by Travis Zajac.

    With just 2 seconds remaining in the first period, Jason Arnott scored to give the Devils a two goal lead.   Adam Mair and Mark Fayne assisted on Arnott's 11th goal of the season.

    The Devils outshot the Panthers 8-7 in the first period, which ended with New Jersey leading 2-0.   Jacob Markstrom started the second period in net for Florida.

    Shawn Matthias beat Martin Brodeur at 7:22 of the second period to get the Panthers on the board.

    Brian Rolston scored a power-play goal at 12:48 to give the Devils a 3-1 lead.   Rolston's fifth goal of the season was assisted by Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson.

    Patrik Elias added a power-play goal at 17:19 to make it a three goal New Jersey lead.   Brian Rolston and Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on Elias' 13th goal of the season.

    The Devils outshot the Panthers 9-7 in the second period.

    Marty Reasoner scored at 5:56 of the third period to get Florida back within two goals.

    Jason Arnott added an empty net goal at 18:13 to seal the Devils victory.   Rod Plley and Henrik Tallinder assisted on Arnott's second goal of the game.

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