Alex Nedeljkovic, Red Wings too strong for Devils

Alex Nedeljkovic made 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 road win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday afternoon in Newark, N.J.The Red Wings (31-39-10, 72 points), who entered the game allowing the most goals in the NHL, outshot New Jersey by a 24-17 margin.Andrew Hammond stopped 21 shots in defeat for New Jersey (27-44-8, 62 points), which has lost five of its last six games (1-3-2).The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead with 4:12 remaining in the first period on a goal by Oskar Sundqvist, who took advantage of a turnover by the Devils.New Jersey’s Andreas Johnsson tried to bring the puck up the middle of the ice from deep in his own zone but lost control. Sundqvist ultimately fired a quick shot from the right faceoff circle that beat Hammond above his stick.New Jersey pulled Hammond with 2:47 remaining but couldn’t generate possession in the Detroit zone off of a faceoff, The Red Wings worked it out of the zone and claimed a 2-0 lead with 2:09 left after Tyler Bertuzzi fired a shot from just beyond the New Jersey blue line into the empty net.

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