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Daws Makes 33 Saves, Devils Beat Ducks 2-1 In Shootout

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Jesper Bratt scored in a shootout and Nico Daws stopped both Anahein attempts to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Tatar also scored in regulation and Daws had 33 saves as New Jersey won three of the four games on its homestand.

Daws, playing in his first shootout, stopped Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry in the tiebreaker.

Tatar scored on a backhander on the Devils' first shot, and Bratt beat Anthony Stolarz with a forehand shot after a nice move.

Terry scored for Anaheim, and Stolarz made 39 saves. The Ducks have lost six of their last eight games.

Terry gave the Ducks a 1-0 with 8:58 left in the first period with his 28th goal. He took a cross-ice pass from Max Comtois and beat Daws with a shot from the top of the right circle to the top left-hand corner of the net.

Tatar tied the it early in the second period with his 11th goal. Jesper Boqvist set it up, stealing the puck at the Devils' blue line and feeding Tatar for a shot in close to cap a 2-on-1 break.

Both goaltenders came up big in the third period to keep the game tied.

Stolarz stopped Pavel Zacha on a short-handed attempt and Dawson Mercer in close twice. He stopped Jack Hughes in close in the overtime.

Daws had a stop in close on Adam Henrique on the Ducks' second power play in the third period. Henrique also hit his second goalpost of the game in the third period.

NOTES: Devils coach Lindy Ruff passed Al Arbour for fifth on the NHL games coached list with 1,608. ... Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek was the Devils' first 40-goal scorer when he had a career-high 46 goals in 1987-88. ... Ducks D Josh Manson (upper body) played for the first time since Jan. 29 and had an assist on the first goal. ... Rookie D Jamie Drysdale missed his first game of the season. He was a healthy scratch after being a minus-7 in the last two games. ... New Jersey wore a sharp green warmup jersey before the game with shamrocks to note St. Patrick's Day next week.

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