Cory Schneider recorded his first win of the season, and the New Jersey Devils scored three power-play goals en route to a 4-1 victory over the host Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Schneider, who made 27 saves, had gone 0-6-1 in seven starts this season. His last victory was recorded against the Buffalo Sabres on March 25.
Joey Anderson, Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and Nikita Gusev scored for New Jersey in its first game of a five-game road trip. The Devils won for the fourth time in five games.
Valterri Filppula scored the lone goal for Detroit, which has lost seven of its past eight. Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves.
The Devils swept the three-game season series. New Jersey won the first two meetings by scores of 5-1 and 4-1.
Bernier made 16 first-period saves, but the Devils emerged with a 1-0 lead.
Anderson scored his third goal of the season when he banged in his own rebound 1:15 into the game. The Devils won a faceoff in Detroit’s zone to set up the goal. Dakota Mermis and Miles Wood picked up the assists.
New Jersey extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period.
With Detroit’s Frans Nielsen in the penalty box for holding, New Jersey made it 2-0 at 6:04. Bratt scored his 14th goal from the slot off a rebound. Pavel Zacha and Gusev collected the assists.
With Dylan Larkin in the box for delay of game, the Devils scored another power-play goal at 8:51. Palmieri scored his 23rd off a feed from rookie Jack Hughes. Damon Severson notched the second assist.
Filppula scored on the power play at 9:40 of the third period to put Detroit on the board. With Hughes in the box for tripping, Filppula, who now has six goals, knocked in a rebound of a Tyler Bertuzzi shot. Larkin also had an assist for his sixth point in the past four games.
A hooking call against Larkin led to Gusev’s goal. Zacha set up Gusev’s 11th tally of the season at 13:40.
—Field Level Media