Rookie Jacob Josefson scored early in the
third period and the hard-charging New Jersey Devils rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored as the
Devils improved to 23-3-2 in their last 28 games and moved past the .500 mark (33-32-4) for the first time this season.
Martin Brodeur had 18 saves, stopping a break-in by Blake
Wheeler and a shot in close by Bryan Little in the final minute as
New Jersey jumped from 12th place in the Eastern Conference to 10th with 13 games left in the regular season.
The Devils also got the benefit of having an apparent tying goal
by Evander Kane waved off with 37.4 seconds remaining because of a high stick.
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