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Tomas Tatar carries Devils past Ducks in shootout

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Mar 12, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (46) skates with the puck while being defended by New Jersey Devils left wing Jimmy Vesey (16) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (46) skates with the puck while being defended by New Jersey Devils left wing Jimmy Vesey (16) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Tomas Tatar scored in regulation and again in the shootout to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win against the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night in Newark, N.J.

Nico Daws made 33 saves and stopped both attempts in the shootout for the Devils, who have won three of their last four.

Troy Terry scored, and Anthony Stolarz made 39 saves for the Ducks, who have lost the first three games of their five-game road trip.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead at 11:02 of the first period.

Max Comtois brought the puck out of his zone and made a cross-ice pass to Terry in the neutral zone. Terry carried to the top of the right circle and fired a wrist shot past Daws for his team-high 29th goal and 50th point of the season.

Terry is the first 50-point scorer for the Ducks since Rickard Rakell had 69 points and Ryan Getzlaf had 61 in 2017-18.

Ducks defenseman Josh Manson, playing in his first game since Jan. 29 because of a finger injury, also had an assist on the play.

New Jersey tied it 1-1 at 2:39 of the second.

Anaheim forward Isac Lundestrom overskated the puck as he crossed the New Jersey blue line and the Devils headed the other way. Jesper Boqvist took possession of the puck and skated through the neutral zone and into the slot before passing to Tatar on his right and he scored his 11th goal of the season.

The Ducks, who came into the game seventh in the NHL in power-play percentage (24.6), failed to capitalize on two chances with a man advantage early in the third period.

Trevor Zegras also returned for Anaheim after missing the last game because of an upper-body injury, and Lundestrom came back after missing the past two games with a lower-body injury.

Getlaf and fellow forward Jakob Silfverberg continued to be out, however.

New Jersey appeared to lose defenseman Ryan Graves to an injury in the third period, but he returned.

–Field Level Media