EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) - The New Jersey Devils
should be well rested for their home opener against the Toronto
Maple Leafs on Thursday.
The Devils face the Maple Leafs after four nights off since
their last game, a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Travis Zajac scored the lone New Jersey goal when he tallied
midway through the second period.
New Jersey, which was outshot, 31-20, went 1-for-9 on the power
play. In two games, the Devils are 2-for-13 with the extra
Toronto enters after a 2-1 shootout victory over the Florida
Panthers on Monday. Darcy Tucker and Mats Sundin scored in the
shootout for the Leafs, who were blanked in six power-play
opportunities. Toronto has struggled with the extra skater,
going 3-for-23 this season.
Kyle Wellwood scored Toronto's goal in regulation at 11:17 of
the third period.
Toronto goaltender Andrew Raycroft, acquired from the Boston
Bruins in the offseason to replace the departed Ed Belfour,
stopped 24 shots.