Devils hand Blue Jackets 5th straight loss

Newark, NJ ( – Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson scored in the
third period to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue
Jackets on Saturday night.

Marek Zidlicky had a goal with one assist and Cory Schneider registered 32
saves for the Devils, who have won two straight and three of their last four

Nick Foligno and Jack Skille lit the lamp for Columbus, which has lost five
games in a row. Anton Forsberg gave up three goals on 29 shots in his NHL

“It is a lot of feelings and all that,” said Forsberg. “As a little boy this
is everybody’s dream.”

The Devils tied the game at 2-2 on a power play at 8:54 of the third. Zidlicky
kept jamming at the puck during a scramble in front of the Columbus net before
it came out to Henrique, who found the puck and fired it home.

Larsson gave New Jersey the lead 1:41 later, scoring on a slap shot from the
right point.

“(Larsson) has played well when he comes in,” Henrique said. “That’s all you
can really ask. Scoring a big goal like that, the confidence grows.”

Columbus went ahead 1-0 on Skille’s goal 66 seconds into the contest. Skille
buried a cross-ice pass from Brian Gibbons on a 2-on-1.

Zidlicky beat Forsberg from the left circle with a wrist shot on a power play,
tying the game at 4:32 of the second period.

The Blue Jackets reclaimed the lead when Foligno tapped in a Jack Johnson pass
on a man advantage at 12:30 of the second.

Game Notes

Columbus forward Ryan Johansen played in his 200th career game. He had his
season-opening point streak snapped at 10 games … Gibbons picked up two