|Date of game: 1/16/2015
Recap: Anaheim vs. New Jersey
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jakob Silfverberg scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks closed out an eight-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
Patrick Maroon and Hampus Lindholm each tallied a goal and an assist, Corey Perry also lit the lamp and Ilya Bryzgalov made 14 saves in his third start of the season for the Ducks, who went 6-2-0 over their residency.
"It feels good. It had been a while, so hopefully this gets me going," said Silfverberg. "It brings confidence to the team. You need to string those types of games together."
Martin Havlat scored the lone goal for the Devils, who have dropped three of their last four games.
Keith Kinkaid allowed four goals on 25 shots in relief of starter Cory Schneider, who appeared to suffer an upper-body injury after stopping a Matt Beleskey shot during the first period. Schneider turned aside 14 shots over the first 20 minutes.
"He got hit with a shot in the first period," Devils general manager and current coach Lou Lamoriello said of Schneider. "He's feeling better right now, but he couldn't go back in."
Perry, who had a hat trick against Toronto on Wednesday, started the scoring after he took a pass from Cam Fowler behind the net and fired a shot from a severe angle near the goal line that deflected off Schneider's stick and into the net 4:09 into the game.
Havlat tied the game with a bad-angle shot of his own, sweeping the puck from the goal line past Bryzgalov during a power play with 4:48 to play in the first.
After firing five shots on net in an even opening stanza, the Devils mustered just one shot over the next 20 minutes and Anaheim reclaimed the lead with two quick goals.
Beleskey drove through the slot and dropped a pass off to Lindholm, who beat Kinkaid blocker side with a wrist shot at 3:16.
Andrew Cogliano raced around the back of the net and Silfverberg was there to tip his backhander into the net for a 3-1 game 5:08 into the frame.
Ryan Getzlaf sent a pass through the neutral zone to Maroon, who broke in on net and sent a wrister over the glove of Kinkaid and into the top right corner of the net for a 4-1 lead with 3:33 to play.
Silfverberg unleashed a rising shot on net for a power-play goal to account for the final score with 1:29 remaining.Game Notes
Bryzgalov won his first game since a 4-2 win with Minnesota over Chicago on
May 9 during the playoffs ... Ducks forward Ryan Kesler played in his 700th
game ... Devils forward Michael Ryder skated in his 800th contest, while Tim
Sestito appeared in his 100th ... The Ducks also held the Stars to just one
shot during the second period of a 2-1 overtime win on Oct. 31 ... Anaheim
improved to 21-0-5 when scoring first ... The two teams will meet again on
March 29 at Prudential Center.