ANAHEIM CA - OCTOBER 29: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks makes a glove save as Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils waits for a rebound during the second period at the Honda Center on October 29 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Anaheim Ducks Lose At Home To New Jersey Devils On Third-Period Goal

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Ducks Lose To Devils, 2-1, On Late Goal By Patrik Elias

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Patrik Elias netted the game-winner in the third period, as the New Jersey Devils edged the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, at Honda Center. Jamie Langenbrunner had the other goal for New Jersey, and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves for his first win of the season not by way of a shutout. The Devils snapped a three-game skid while improving to 1-2-0 on their six-game trek.

"It's a huge win for us. Hopefully it will get us on the right track," the Devils' Jason Arnott said. "Everybody contributed in one way or another."

Jason Blake scored a power-play goal for the Ducks, who received 25 saves from Jonas Hiller.

The Devils took a 2-1 lead when rookie Alexander Vasyunov fed Elias for a one- timer in the slot at the 1:54 mark of the third period. The assist was the first NHL point for the young Russian forward.

Anaheim pulled Hiller in the late stages of the contest, but couldn't produce the equalizer.

"Every time you think we're going to get it going, we play a game like tonight and lose again," Hiller said.

Following a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Blake put Anaheim on the board at 8:07 of the second period. Langenbrunner beat Hiller on a wraparound to tie the game at 10:39 of the middle stanza.

New Jersey was held to two goals or fewer for the ninth time in 11 games this season...Both teams play on Saturday. The Ducks travel to San Jose, while the Devils head to Los Angeles.

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Ducks Recall Josh Green From Syracuse After Placing Matt Beleskey On IR

With a series of injuries to their forwards, the Anaheim Ducks have recalled left wing Josh Green from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, the club announced today. The addition of Green helps offset the loss of Matt Beleskey and Dan Sexton. Sexton underwent surgery to repair a broken nose this week, and will be out for two weeks, and Beleskey was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a concussion, meaning Beleskey will have to miss at least two games.

Green, 32, scored a goal and had two assists in seven games with the Crunch this season. He signed a two-way contract with the Ducks this summer. Green last appeared in the NHL in the 2006-2007 season, when he played with 57 games with the Vancouver Canucks. In seven NHL seasons, Green has scored 35 goals and has 39 assists in 322 career games.

The Ducks play their next eight games in California, with six home games and two road games against the San Jose Sharks. Anaheim's next trip out of state is November 14, when the Ducks travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. Anaheim is 2-0-1 this season at home, where tonight they will hose the New Jersey Devils.

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Anaheim Ducks Return Home To Face New Jersey Devils

(Sports Network) - After playing seven of their first 10 games on the road to begin the season, the Anaheim Ducks return to the Honda Center tonight for the first time in nearly two weeks to host the struggling New Jersey Devils.

Anaheim has gone just 2-5-0 on the road this year and split a recent four-game swing that ended in Dallas on Tuesday. The Ducks posted a 5-2 victory in that one and have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games.

George Parros' 14th career goal was an eventual game-winner in the second period, while Bobby Ryan scored twice. Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry also lit the lamp, with Selanne notching the 611th goal of his career to grab sole possession of 15th place on the NHL's all-time list ahead of Bobby Hull.

Jonas Hiller made 35 saves for the Ducks, who have yet to win back-to-back games this season.

"We found a way to win a road game in a tough building," Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle said.

Forward Matt Beleskey suffered a concussion when he was hit into the boards by the Stars' Stephane Robidas, who drew a five-minute boarding penalty and was automatically suspended for a game for assessing his second game misconduct in a 41-game span. Beleskey was placed on injured reserve on Thursday.

While Beleskey is out for this game, rookie defenseman Cam Fowler could return tonight after missing the last four games with a broken nose and stiff neck.

The Devils offensive troubles this season remained in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks. New Jersey was held to two goals or fewer for the eighth time in 10 games this year and has been outscored 35-17.

New Jersey suffered its third straight loss and is just 2-7-1 overall this year. Both of those victories were shutouts by Martin Brodeur, who made 34 saves on Wednesday. Andy Greene and David Clarkson had the goals.

"I don't know if we're trying to be too cute with it or what," Greene said. "We just need to get to basics, get pucks to the net, let it open up after that. But we're out there for a reason and we've got to get that job done."

Playing the third game of a six-game swing, the Devils could use more production from Patrik Elias, who has just one goal this year. Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Jason Arnott share the team lead with three goals, but captain Jamie Langenbrunner is still searching for his first lamp-lighter.

The Devils posted a 3-1 win at home over the Ducks last year to snap a three- game series losing streak. New Jersey has a pair of losses and a tie in its last three trips to Anaheim.

Brodeur made 31 saves in last year's victory and is 12-6-0 with a tie and 1.87 goals-against average versus the Ducks.

Hiller has split his two career starts versus the Devils, stopping 56-of-60 shots faced, while Selanne has gone pointless in his last five when facing New Jersey. He does have nine goals and 18 points in 24 all-time matchups versus the Devils.

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