New Jersey dropped its first shootout of the season after going 4-0 on the road and 12-4 overall in 2011-12.
The Devils have earned a point in each of their first five games for the first time since 1993-94 (5-0-0).
Johan Hedberg (27 saves + 4/6 SO) made his first start of the year and fell to 23-9 in shootouts in his career.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored New Jersey’s only goal in the shootout. He was 11/14 last season.
David Clarkson scored his third power play goal and has tied his career-high with points in five consecutive games (4g-3a-7pts). He previously posted 5g-3a-8pts in five straight from Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2012.
New Jersey scored on the power play for the fourth game in a row and is 4/24 (16.7%) on the year.
The Devils’ penalty-kill unit went 3/3 and is 23/26 (88.5%) through five games.
Patrik Elias assisted on Clarkson’s goal and now has points in three straight (2g-4a-6pts).
Marek Zidlicky picked up the primary assist on Clarkson’s goal, his fourth of the year and third on the power play.
Matt Anderson, who was re-called from Albany (AHL) this morning, made his NHL debut.