Ducks Love NY (and NJ) After Beating Devils

Carolina and Boston also notch one-goal wins on the road
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2008 10:26 PM CST
New Jersey Devils' Paul Martin (7) and Anaheim Ducks' Rob Niedermayer, right, battle for control of the puck in the third period of NHL action on Friday night, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Prudential Center in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The way it's going, the defending Cup champions may request more trips east as Anaheim completed the NYC-area sweep with a 2-1 win over Martin Brodeur and New Jersey. Ryan Carter, having an up-and-down season, notched his first two NHL goals while former Devil Scott Niedermayer won in his first game as a visitor in NJ. Also on the ice:

  • Carolina moved back into first with a 2-1 win at Washington as the Hurricanes registered an edgy, physical effort against the high-flying Capitals.
  • Marco Sturm scored the tying goal with less than four minutes left and Phil Kessel had the only shootout marker as Boston won in Buffalo. The Sabres were outshot 17-1 in the third period.