NHL: New Jersey 4, Edmonton 3 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored 3:27 into overtime Friday to give the New Jersey Devils their first home victory of the season, a 4-3 triumph over Edmonton.

It was Kovalchuk's first goal in eight games and fourth of the season.


The winning score came on the power play off a feed from Henrik Tallinder. Kovalchuk sent a one-timer past Devan Dubnyk.

Edmonton had a 3-1 lead late in the second period but Brian Rolston scored his first goal of the season with 3:08 to go in the second and Mattias Tedenby deadlocked the game on the power play with 9 minutes left in regulation.

New Jersey had lost its first seven home contests, two of the setbacks coming in overtime.

Martin Brodeur, who had missed two games with a bruised elbow, made 21 saves for the victory.

Edmonton has lost three in a row.

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