The Anaheim Ducks finally got on the scoreboard for the first time in two games, but two penalty shots seemed to decide what was an exciting first meeting between them and the New Jersey Devils.

In what was their closest game in the past three, the Anaheim Ducks finally scored, but not enough to beat the New Jersey Devils.  Most of the scoring came fast and furious in the first period.

Just 8:30 into the first, Devils winger Nick Palmieri scored to give the Devils the lead.  A little over five minutes later, all-star Ducks winger Teemu Selanne put home the puck on the rebound of a Dan Sexton shot.

The tie game was shortly lived, as the Devils Jay Pandolfo scored a minute and a half later.  Add a Niclas Bergfors penalty shot and a missed Ducks penalty shot later in the game and that would send the Ducks home with their third loss in a row.

3 Stars
1. Bergfors - nj (1g, 1a)
2. Selanne - ana (1g)
3. R. Niedermayer - ana (2a)

Anaheim Ducks (home)
Goals: Selanne, Beleskey
Assists: Sexton, Boynton, Whitney, Eminger
PP -0/1
PK -1/1

New Jersey Devils (away)
Goals: Palmieri, Pandolfo, Bergfors (penalty shot)
Assists: Bergfors, Niedermayer (2), Salvador
PP -0/1
PK - 1/1

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